Wednesday, November 07, 2007

WASD Conference

HOORC researchers Magole, Ngwenya and Mbaiwa (L to R) on Australian field trip
HOORC researchers Dr Barbara Ngwenya , Innocent Magole, and Joseph Mbaiwa have just returned from the Fifth World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) annual conference in Brisbane, Australia, where they presented papers about food security, indigenous knowledge and ecotourism in Botswana. Dr Ngwenya's joint paper with Maria Nnyepi and Kethlatlogile Mosepele, Food (in) security and child nutrition in Ngamiland, Botswana, was judged second of all papers at the conference. HOORC was represented by contributions of ten of its researchers: their papers were Indigenous knowledge and ecotourism-based livelihoods in the Okavango Delta in Botswana by Joseph Mbaiwa, Olekae T. Thakadu and Susan Keitumetse, Indigenous knowledge and sustainable development: investigating the link? by Mago William Maila and Barbara Ngwenya, Is ecotourism the appropriate strategy for the socio-economic development of Basarwa (Khoisan): the case of Gudigwa village, Okavango Delta, Botswana by Lefatshe I. Magole and Lapologang Magole, and Indigenous knowledge and fish utilisation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana: implications for food security by K. Mosepele, G. Mmopelwa, B. Mosepele and D. L Kgathi. You can find the proceedings of the conference on the WASD web site.

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