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Annapia Debarry

Doktorandin
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Schwerpunkte

  •  Geographische Entwicklungsforschung 
  •  Gender und Feministische Geographien 
  •  (Feministische) Politische Ökologie
  •  Qualitative Sozialforschung 
  •  Myanmar, Thailand, Tansania, Äthiopien

 

Thema der Doktorarbeit

Empowered futures? Gender perspectives on hydro-development in the Blue Nile Mountains of Ethiopia (working title)

Ethiopia’s location in the upstream riparian of the Nile basin offers an enormous potential for hydro-development. Against this background, the Blue Nile Mountains, a tropical mountain system in the Northern part of Ethiopia, and their inhabitants are at the core of a water-centered development vision: large-scale dam construction for irrigated agriculture promise increasing agricultural productivity and higher farm incomes and induce rapid social-ecological transformation processes. A central area of research concerns the role of gender in water-related development (see e.g. Coles and Wallace, 2005). In Ethiopia, although gender equality has been on the political agenda since the early 1990s, many women in rural contexts are still facing inequalities in almost all spheres of society and “remain disempowered and marginalized” (Biseswar, 2008).

While there is a tremendous body of literature dealing with the role of gender in development and agriculture and the relationship between gender and water spanning over several decades, critical gender and explicitly feminist perspectives on large-scale hydro-development projects in Ethiopia are so-far largely missing. A gender-sensitive approach is at the core of this dissertation project. Through a feminist lens, this research aims at exploring the gendered impacts of hydro-development and the contributions of hydro-development to gender equity and empowerment from a feminist political ecology perspective by taking into account the ideas and concepts of development and future that shape political and societal discourses on genderand by linking everyday politics of water use, access, control and management with the politics of hydro-development on the state level. Furthermore, the research aims at contributing to a more comprehensive and critical gender discourse in Ethiopia.

 

Biseswar, I., 2008. A new discourse on “gender” in Ethiopia. African Identities 6, 405–429.

 

Coles, A., Wallace, N., 2005. Gender, Water and Development. Berg Publishers, Oxford and New York.

 

Vorträge

  • Reduzierung der Arbeitsbelastung von Frauen in kleinbäuerlichen Haushalten unter Einführung ernährungssensibler Landwirtschaft in Äthiopien, Jahrestagung AK Subsaharisches Afrika, 24. - 25. November 2017, Erlangen 

     

  • Eine Fallstudie zu Einflussfaktoren und Auswirkungen auf die Ernährungssouveränität von Kleinbauern in Myanmar, Nachwuchstagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Asienkunde, 27. – 29. Januar 2017, Rothenfels am Rhein 

  

Stipendien

  •  DAAD Forschungsstipendium für Doktoranden*innen, Mai bis November 2019
  •  PROMOS Stipendium für Abschlussarbeiten (MSc) 

 

Lehre

  •  Einführung in die Gendergeographien im globalen Kontext (SoSe 2018) 

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Seit Januar 2018: Doktorandin, AG Müller-Mahn 
  • Seit Mai 2017: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF), NutriHAF-Africa
  • September 2015 bis April 2017: Wissenschftliche Hilfskraft am Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF), Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI)
  • 2013 - 2016: MSc Studium der Geographie, Schwerpunkt Geographische Entwicklungsforschung, Universität Bonn 
  • 2009 - 2012: BA Studium der Kulturgeographie, Soziologie und Publizistik, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg  

 

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