(Forced) Migration, Changing Environment and Climate in Eastern Africa. Tanzania's Transformation in the 20th Century
Spanning more than fifty years, people from various parts of the African continent seeking refuge within Tanzanian borders. Aside from consequences due to external migration, internally displaced people contributed to the process of the country's transformation. Although migration effecting this process already in the decades before, the analytical focus of the project is on the environmental impact of migration between the 1950s and 1990s. Contrary to misleading generalisations of presumed environmental degradation caused by a sudden influx of people, the project seeks to analyse distinct but also interrelated spheres. With this in mind, political, economic as well as cultural and social changes in relation to ecological consciousness and possible effects on climate has to be taken into consideration.
Projektmitarbeiterin: Nicole Wiederroth
- Dauer: 2015-2017
- Projektleitung: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer
- Drittmittelgeber: DFG (Bundesexzellenzinitiative, Teilprojekt clisap 2)