Remapping Africa Through Peace Parks: What future for the Continent?
Professor Maano Ramutsindela, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science will present the Vice-Chancellor's Inaugural Lecture entitled, "Remapping Africa Through Peace Parks: What future for the Continent?"
Are peace parks mushrooming across Africa’s borders a new pathway for a peaceful and prosperous continent or are they a new cartographic device by which a colonial project of resource alienation and control is continued in post-independence Africa? Professor Ramutsindela will talk about the development of peace parks in Africa’s borderlands, their role in mitigating environmentally induced conflict, and their implications for the ownership of resources.
Maano Ramutsindela is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science at UCT. He is a Conon Collins alumnus, Fellow of the Society of South African Geographers, and a recipient of the NRF Prestigious Award and the NRF Award for the Transformation of the Science Cohort. His work on peace parks has been featured in the New York Times and in the Conversation. He is the author of Transfrontier Conservation in Africa: At the Confluence of Capital, Politics and Nature.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 17:30
Kramer Law Building, Lecture Theatre 1, Middle Campus, UCT