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Surviving ‘Development’: Rural development interventions, protected area management and formal education with the Khwe San in Bwabwata National Park, Namibia

My doctoral dissertation was published in September 2020, available in the Digital Repository of the University of Helsinki (Helda) – Download PDF (11MB) Abstract: In the last three decades, southern African governments and non-profit organizations, following the narrative of poverty alleviation and integrated rural development, have initiated a variety of development interventions targeting the hunter-gatherer […]

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Socio-economic impacts of a national park on local indigenous livelihoods: The case of the Bwabwata National Park in Namibia

Paksi, A., & Pyhälä, A. (2018). Socio-economic impacts of a national park on local indigenous livelihoods: The case of the Bwabwata National Park in Namibia. Senri Ethnological Studies, 99, 197-214. Read (PDF): http://doi.org/10.15021/00009127 Abstract Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) is a conservation model that, contrary to the conventional top-down protected area management approach, aims to merge biodiversity […]

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