Monday, April 16, 2012
SCHOLARSHIP: PhD in Land Governance Reform in central Africa
The candidate will work in a team with 2 other PhD-candidates and a Post-doc researcher to investigate how land governance evolves in post-conflict situations, as an outcome of the interaction between multiple stakeholders, including government, traditional authorities, NGOs, and local people. The research will focus in particular at how decentralization influences relations of governance, how it impacts the legitimacy and authority of local institutions, and how it affects the resolution of land conflicts. A central aim of the project is to foster learning and stimulate exchange on this theme between academics, development organizations, local community institutions, and local governments.
Preferably, the research project will be carried out in Burundi, yet, proposals for research carried out in DRC, Rwanda, or South Sudan will also be considered, The research includes several periods in the Netherlands for proposal writing and training (6 months) and thesis writing (6 months). For the rest of the time you will be based at your field work site.
Deadline: May 15, 2012