Today, the second international PhD Summer School on Land Use and Mobile Livelihoods is starting. It is the second collaboration project between the Center for Gender Research, Advocacy & Documentation (CEGRAD, UCC) and the Adventist University Friedensau, Germany .

With a special focus on intersectional perspectives, the program builds on last years’ Harmattan School on Re-Activating Gender-Sensitive Research on Land .

The specific interest in this 2017 summer school lies in populations that are on the move as a pastoral communities, migrants and people. Participants, mainly PhDs and post-docs, are from Ghana, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The facilitators are different from each other. The majority is from the University of Cape Coast. Participants’ research interests range from issues directly related to migrants, pastoralists and displaced persons. However, this is not the case. Around 30 students will participate in this program for two weeks.


The topics outlined for the school are theoretical, conceptual and issue specific. Some focus on deepening our understanding of our understanding of feminist epistemology and methodology in our research. Others address the application of software and new media in managing qualitative data. There are a lot of people in Ghana who are interested in the country. We are looking forward to your visit. On the afternoon Thursday 27 th August we have a public lecture, renowned feminist scholars .

Looking at the diversity in the course of activities and participants’ background they are advised to be ready to learn and tolerate opposing views, norms and behaviors. Our school wants to be a part of our society.


Evenings are for relaxation and socializing. A few might be devoted to group or individual assignments. Two nights have been reserved for cultural exchanges. FC the the group. They are advised to do the same. The weekend is the best time of the year. A number of possibilities are available.

The third summer school will be hosted in 2018 will be under the theme Engendered Politics of Place and Belonging in relation to land access and ownership. But now we look forward to the second one!

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