Wednesday, May 02, 2007
HOORC governance researchers Dr Lapo Magole and Dr Rachel Demotts attended meetings at the University of the Western Cape and the University of Massachusetts in late April. The Cape Town session was the first meeting for HOORC's Cross Sectoral Commons Governance in Southern Africa (CROSCOG) project, funded by the European Union, and with partners including the Institute for Fisheries Management and Coastal Community Development and education institutions from southern Africa, will share existing research and experiences in the governance of large scale natural resource commons across different types of ecosystems in Southern Africa. The HOORC researchers also co-presented a paper, Roles for Universities in Community development: the case of the ODMP, at the annual conference on university and community partnerships at the Lowell campus of the University of Massachusetts. Papers from the Massachusetts meeting are available online.