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Towards a socially inclusive and ecologically sustainable rural transformation in Africa: Project results are available

With the empirical studies concluded, first results of the project are now available.

The final report "Towards inclusive and sustainable rural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa" has been released SLE DISCUSSION PAPER 07/2017 Final Report - Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project description: Starting with the collection of data on demographic, economic, ecological and social trends, a documentary analysis and an on-site problem analysis in partnership with local people and experts, the project aims to develop future scenarios for rural transformation in Zambia, Benin and Ethiopia. Based on the results of this process, the project will identify policies and strategies for increasing the ecological and social sustainability of this transformation.

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A participant of the programme discusses challenges of evaluating international projects like HORTINLEA.
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Striking new paths:

HORTINLEA Master’s Thesis Programme

In September 2016, the HORTINLEA-project started a new groundbreaking SLE- initiative. The HORTINLEA Master’s Thesis Programme. It is designed to support master students with their master theses in contentwise, organisational and financial ways. 13 students were selected and provided an insight into international organisations, field research and interdisciplinary sciences over the following months. The programme supports and promotes their analytical, methodological and communicative skills.

New Overseas Publications of SLE's Projects in Kenya

The 'yellow' series of studies is the result of the SLE's overseas projects, carried out as part of the graduate study programme in 'International Cooperation for Sustainable Development'.

What impacts do certain measures have in rural development?

In the context of a lecture series about the evaluation of development policy, SLE Director Dr. Susann Neubert has held a lecture at the University of Hmaburg addressing this question.

Presentation of research concepts for the overseas projects 2017

On July 24th and 25th, four teams of the 55th year of the  SLEs' postgraduate degree programme presented, alongside their team leaders,  their final research concepts before departuring to their assignments abroad in Malawi, Cambodia, Kenya and Mozambique/South Africa.

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Annual report 2016 released

The annual report of SLE has been released and is now available for download. Next to the topic of the year “urban agriculture in Mozambique and South Africa”, the inclusion of people with disabilities and the inclusion of refugees into SLEs’ operations are important subjects of the report. Also, it contains information about current developments within the four domains of work; SLE STUDIES, SLE TRAINING, SLE RESEARCH and SLE ADVISORY SERVICES.

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Call for abstracts until 15 June 2017 for Impacts World Conference 2017

SLE is hosting a workshop during the ImpactsWorld Conference (Potsdam, 11.-13. October 2017) titled Discovering the culture of resilience: The potential of traditional land-use practices in addressing the impacts of climate change and for reaching SDGs 2.4, 13.1 and 15. Please kindly note that should you be interested and able to participate, which we very much hope, you would need to submit an abstract to the conference website until 15 June 2017.

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