Start date:October 2015
Research Topic:Building Sustainable Communities in Zambia through a knowledge exchange with Swansea, Wales
Research pathway:Human Geography
Research Supervisor:Sergei Shubin, Carlos Garcia De Leaniz, Sonia Consuegra
Supervising school:Department of Geography, Swansea University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
My project will look to analyse previously collected semi-structured interviews conducted in Zambia with members of the Siavonga community (Southern Zambia). This area has been introduced to aquaculture of tilapia and other fishing practices yet is still an impoverished area. During analysis, social-political and ecological-environmental frames will be used to try and determine the extent and drivers of poverty in the area and use this as a possible platform for rebuilding fisheries.