Richard Dimba Kiaka, MSc.
Since March 2016 PhD candidate at the Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Hamburg with research on Impacts of Community Based Water and wildlife governance on households economies and wellbeing in Namibia
Since 04/2014 Research Assistant at Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Hamburg in the project Local Institutions in Globalized Societies (LINGS), funded by the German Scientific Foundation
11/2013-12/2013 Course content editor (Introduction to Education for Sustainable Development) at the Centre for External Studies, University of Namibia
09/2012-03/2014 Junior research consultant at the Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia, working on group land rights in communal areas and assessing the living conditions of the San in Namibia
04/2012-09/2012 Research Intern at the Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia, working on the project "reassessing the living conditions of the San in Namibia"
09/2010-09/2012 Masters Student at Wageningen University, the Netherlands (with a scholarship from Netherlands Fellowship Programme). Graduated with a MSc. International Development (Sociology of Development). MSc. Thesis title: Struggles in Shimoni: The Political Ecology of Coastal Fisheries in Kenya
02/2006-07/2010 Programmes officer (coastal fisheries management and environmental education) at Eco-Ethics-Kenya
09/2002-04/2007 Undergraduate Student at Kenyatta University, Kenya. Graduated with BSc. Environmental Studies and Community Development (First Class Honours)
03/1983 Born in Bondo, Nyanza province, Kenya
- Community Based Natural Resource Governance in Namibia and Kenya
- Group rights in Common Property Resources
- Anthropology of Rural Transformations
- Environment, Justice and Socio-Economic Implications
- Socio-economic implications of nature-based enterprises