Thursday, November 01, 2007

Cultural heritage research at Tsodilo Hills

HOORC's Library has received a visit this week from Rachel Faye Giraudo, a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley currently conducting dissertation fieldwork at the Tsodilo Hills as a Fulbright Fellow to Botswana. Rachel is studying issues of cultural heritage, tourism, and development through the implementation of the Tsodilo Integrated Management Plan (TIMP) and Okavango Development Management Plan (ODMP), and is particularly interested in women’s roles in tourism, development, and community based natural resources management (CBNRM). Giraudo has been in the country since January 2007 and plans to remain in Tsodilo until October 2008 when she will travel to Gaborone for an additional three months of archival research. You can learn more about her work on her web site.

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