Ten international Master’s students awarded ICLD fieldwork grants

Ten international Master’s students studying at Swedish universities were recently awarded ICLD fieldwork grants. The 20,000 SEK grant enables students to conduct a field study in a low- and middle income country for their thesis. The students will conduct their field studies during spring semester 2020.

On December 9-10, the students participated in an introductory workshop at Uppsala University where the students presented their project. They shared and received feedback on their research from each other as well as from ICLD Research Director Marcus Carson and Sten Hagberg, Professor at Uppsala University and a member of the ICLD Advisory Group.

The students will be travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia (two students). Three projects outside ICLD’s partner countries have been accepted due to its possibilities to generate relevant knowledge in other regions.

The students’ research is tied to the ICLD’s core areas of equity, participation, transparency and accountability. They study highly relevant themes such as migration, climate and environmental issues. Each thesis shall contribute to the understanding how local democracy and good governance can contribute to achieve sustainable development and poverty reduction.

The ICLD wish the students all the very best as they proceed with their fieldwork.

The students are:

Adelina Chandra, Lund University, Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science. “Emancipating the disempowered: a pathway to improve palm oil practice from the margins” (Indonesia)

Alina Breceda Martos, Lund University, Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science. “Taking matters in their own hands – How La Reforma is reclaiming agency through community participation in a new project to restore an depleted bay and secure their livelihoods” (Mexico)

Andrew Wilfred Tembo, Lund University, Development Studies. “Assessing the role of the local government in the provision of alternative sources of energy in Peri-Urban Areas of Zambia”

Idriss Duramany Koromah, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development and Natural Resources Management. “Local Participation in co-management approach of forest reserve donor projects – An Assessment of the Gola REDD Project in Sierra Leone”

Ishmael Adinya Kwarteng, Stockholm University, Human Geography. “Why move to the city? Gendered livelihood constraints of internal Migration: A geospatial study of women street hawkers in Accra Metropolitan Assembly” (Ghana)

Keith Mark Nyende, Linnaeus University, Peace and Development Work. “Decentralization: Bridging national policies and Local practices in pursuance of refugee local integration in Uganda”

Laura Fløytrup, Lund University, Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science. “From waste to value – Assessing climate impacts of wood charcoal compared to human waste derived bio-charcoal in Tanzania”

Monicah Tshabatau, Uppsala University, Sustainable Development. “Water Scarcity in Botswana: Impacts on SocioEconomic Development of Rural Communities In Kweneng District” (Botswana)

Oscar Lwiindi, Lund University, Welfare Policies and Management. “Participation of Women with disabilities in decision making processes in established community committees: Opportunities and Challenges” (Zambia)

Stipo Mihaljevic, Umeå University, Political Science. “What after the Pride? The case(s) of discrimination of LGBTI population in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

For more information about the grant and how to apply, please check ICLD’s page for fieldwork grant.