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I am a PhD candidate in Ethnology and a member of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School. My research focuses on pastoral cultures in East Africa and their interaction with Development initiatives.

As part of the graduate school, my research is focused on evaluating how well the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are implemented on the ground. Specifically, I am looking into how well development agencies understand and integrate pastoral cultures into their development agendas. My research advocates for making room for the voice of pastoral communities in the production and evaluation of development agendas that concern their well-being. To this end, I have teamed up with a filmmaker and a grassroots NGO in Kenya to create Hekima, a project to connect Development practitioners with marginalised voices.

My research interests include tribal identity, human-nature relations and perceptions of knowledge.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Ethnology

Free keywords

  • ethnology
  • Pastoralism
  • human nature relations
  • Cultural Analysis
  • Africa
  • Ontology
  • Phenomenology
  • Tribal Identity


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