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Noah Adamtey, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Enrichment of recycled waste for maize (Zea mays L.) cultivation and its effects on the soil environment (completed in 2011)

Andrea Aeberhard, Alumna, PhD

PhD Thesis: Transdisciplinary Co-Production of Knowledge in the Development of Organic Agriculture in Switzerland

Naveen Kumar Agrawal, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Migration, Employment and Poverty: A Case Study of Delhi Slums (completed in 2009)

Mey Eltayeb Ahmed, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: The national and indigenous management of environmental conflicts, Savannah Belt, Sudan (completed in 2008)

Jamil Alca Castillo, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: La Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri, Deforestacion y Gobernancia (completed in 2011)

Felipe Alpizar, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Ecological Democracy? Institutions, political participation and contentious politics over water in Costa Rica (1821-2010) (completed in 2013)

Alex Alvarez, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Governancia y Conservacion en el Peru. Distribucion, uso y propiedad de la tierra en la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri (completed in 2011)

Cherryl André de la Porte, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Integrated water resources management: Limits and potential in the municipality of El Grullo, Mexico (completed in 2007)

Jorge Ignacio Angulo Barredo, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Family strategies and community. Migration and socio-cultural processes in two rural communities of the Sierra Region, Chiapas. (completed in 2010)

Yacob Arsano, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Ethiopia and the Nile: The Dilemma of National and Regional Hydro-Politics (completed in 2004)

Bakyt Askaraliev, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Water distribution and water use system of the Sokuluk River Basin - Contribution to sustainable water management in the Chuy Valley (Kyrgyzstan) (completed in 2008)

Amare Bantider, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Landscape transformation and Opportunities for Sustainable Land Management along the Eastern Escarpment of Wello (EEW), Ethiopia (completed in 2007)

Sanjay Barbora, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Land, Class, Ethnicity: Permutations of Environmental Conflicts in Two Districts of Assam (completed in 2006)

Kati Baumgart, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Bewertung landschaftsrelevanter Projekte im Schweizer Alpenraum - die Methode der Discrete Choice-Experimente (completed in 2005)

Mahamat Béchir, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Etude épidémiologique de la malnutrition en milieu nomade au Tchad: Diagnostic et Approche d’interventions

Christine Bichsel, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Dangerous Divisions. Irrigation Disputes and Conflict Transformation in the Ferghana Valley (completed in 2006)

Edward Bikketi, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: The Role of Social Capital in Social Learning Processes for Soil and Water Management Innovations; The Case of Eastern and Western Regions of Kenya (completed in 2013)

Viktor Bilenko

Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Dominic Blättler, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: State of mind. Forest ownership, the private sphere and governance in reform-socialist transition - A case study in the Northern mountain region of Vietnam (completed in 2008)

Sebastien Boillat, PhD

Former Collaborator

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland

Sébastien Boillat, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Traditional ecological knowledge, land use and ecosystem diversity in the Tunari National Park (Bolivia). An ethnoecological approach to dialogue between traditional and scientific ecological knowledge.
(completed in 2007)

Rita Bossart, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: "En ville, chacun est dans son chacun". Une étude anthropologique sur l'importance des relations sociales en cas de maladie à Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) (completed in 2003)

Patrick Bottazzi, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Gouvernance, participation et prédation: La gestion des ressources naturelles en Bolivie comme enjeux de pouvoirs

Thomas Breu, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Sustainable Land Management in the Tajik Pamirs: The Role of Knowledge for Sustainable Development (completed in 2006)

Sajad Bukobero, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Politique de conservation des forêts à Madagascar: du cadre institutionnel global aux pratiques locales (completed in 2010)

Cindy Calvo

Horacio Chamizo, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis:Analisis de la gestion de las politicas de saneamiento ambiental en asentamientos humanos en Costa Rica, periodo 1998-2006: Los casos de la Europa, San Martin y San Vicente

Jerome Chenal, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Urbanisation, city design and the urban model in Western Africa: The position and stakes of the public space (completed in 2009)

Andri Christen, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Randomized-controlled trial to assess the efficacy of the solar desinfection technology for water (completed in 2009)

Sandra Contzen, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: The PRS Is Out but Poor People Are Still Here. The Honduran Poverty Reduction Strategy and Campesino Livelihoods in Western Honduras (completed in 2013)

Cecilia Cross, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Luchas, prácticas asociativas y procesos de vinculación política en la zona metropolitana de Buenos Aires: Estudio de casos en cinco organizaciones territoriales vinculadas a la FTV (completed in 2008).

Anna Dean, Alumna, PhD

Epidemiology of brucellosis and Q Fever in Togo and the risk of disease spread through cattle trade in West Africa (completed in 2013)

Liliana Diaz Ramirez, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Democratizing Global Environmental Governance : NGO's and Anean Biodiversity (completed in 2008)

Haroldo Alfonso Dilla, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Urban Borderland Intermediation in the Dominican Republic: Three Case Studies (completed in 2006)

Kouassi Dongo, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: The deterioration of a deprived urban community: Yopougan (Abidjan): a study of the influence of physical conditions and deficiencies in liquid and solid waste management systems?[in French] (completed in 2006)

Stefan Dongus, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Urban agriculture and operational mosquito larvae control: mitigating malaria risk in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (completed in 2009)

Mohamed Doumbia, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Social dynamics and fertility management in deprived urban areas [in French] (completed in 2006)

Albrecht Ehrensperger, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Potentials, Limitations and Risks of Geo-Information Technology for Sustainable Development Approaches in Kenya (completed in 2006)

Tesema Ephrem, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: The political economy of Khat in Ethiopia (completed in 2011)

Michael Epprecht, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: The Geography of Welfare. Spatial Dimensions of Poverty and Inequality in Vietnam (completed in 2006)

Natasha Ershova, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: The impact of land use and climate on the river runoff of Sokuluk River Basin: a contribution to sustainable water management in Chui Valley (completed in 2007)

Frank Eyhorn, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Assessing the potential of organic farming for sustainable livelihoods in developing countries: The case of cotton in India (completed in 2006)

Maria Ines Fernandez Alvarez, MSc

Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Laborales
Programa de Investigaciones Económicas sobre Tecnología, Trabajo y Empleo
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gilbert Fokou, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Institutions de propriété collective et relations de pouvoir: Gestion des ressources, changements et conflits dans la plaine du Waza-Logone (Extrême-Nord Cameroun/Tchad) entre Kotoko et pasteurs nomades (completed in 2008)

Dionys Forster, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Agricultural land use and associated nutrient flows in peri-urban production systems

Thomas Fürst, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis:Assessing morbidity due to neglected tropical diseases on different geographical and resource levels

Justus Gallati, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: A participative system dynamics approach in a global research programme for sustainable development (completed in 2008)

Marc Galvin, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: La connaissance métisse. Une analyse de la politique de protection des connaissances traditionnelles au Pérou (completed in 2004)

Danilo Geiger, MSc

Former Collaborator

Institute of Social Anthropology (ESZ)
University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Anita Ghimire, Alumna, PhD

PhD Thesis: Social and Territorial Impacts of Armed Conflict Induced Displacement and the Livelihoods of Internally Displaced Persons in Nepal

Jeremiah Lewis Njeru Gitonga, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Monitoring and Modeling Crop Growth, Water Use and Production Under Dry-Land Environment North-West of Mount Kenya (completed in 2005)

Stefanie Granado, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: ”It is the palu that tires me.” A study in medical anthropology of the local concepts and practices of malaria in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire [in French] (completed in 2007)

Andreas Gräub, MSc

Former Research Associate

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland

Julia Gruenenfelder, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Gender, Work and Development in Northwest Pakistan - Working Environments of Pakistani Female Development Practitioners

Aida Alejandra Guerrero de Leon, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Analysis of water governance processes in the watersheds of the Santiago River and Ayuquila River in the State of Jalisco, Mexico

Balako Gumi Donde, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Epidemiology of mycobacterial infection in animals and humans in pastoral areas of southern Ethiopia (completed in 2011)

Ghana Gurung, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation Priorities with Livelihood Needs in Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Nepal (completed in 2006)

Tobias Hagmann, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Pastoral Conflict and Resource management in Ethiopia's Somali Region (completed in 2007)

Frank Haupt, MSc

Former NCCR North-South member

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland

Andreas Heinimann, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Patterns of Land Cover Change in the Lower Mekong Basin. The relevance of mesoscale approaches (completed in 2006)

Cornelia Hett, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Assessing vegetation-based ecosystem services and the relationship to land use and land cover change on a regional scale

Isabelle Hillenkamp-Buscail, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Formes d’intégration de l’économie dans les démocraties de marché : une théorie substantive à partir de l’étude du mouvement d’économie solidaire dans la ville d’El Alto (Bolivie) (completed in 2009)

Markus Hilty, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Molecular epidemiology of mycobacteria: Development and refinement of innovative molecular typing tools to study mycobacterial infections (completed in 2006)

Sabine Hoffmann, Alumna, PhD

PhD Thesis: Urban Water and Wastewater Management in Cochabamba (Bolivia): An Ecological and Institutional Analysis

Silvia Hostettler, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Land use changes and transnational migration: the impact of remittances in western Mexico (completed in 2007)

Dongbin Huang, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: A Discrete-Event Dynamic Systems Approach for Environmental Decision-Support (completed in 2006)

Asel Ibraimova, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Legal and Institutional Framework for Empowerment of Rural Populations in the Kyrgyz Republic: Contribution to Sustainable Development (completed in 2007)

Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Drought Vulnerability and Risk in Agro-Pastoral Areas - An Integrative Approach and its Application in Kenya (completed in 2006)

Johanna Jacobi, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: The Contribution of Organic Cocoa Production to Social-Ecological Resilience in a Changing Climate - A Comparison of Organic and Non-Organic Cocoa Cultivation Systems in Alto Beni, Bolivia (completed in 2013)

Mathias Junginger, MA

Former Collaborator

Department of Geography Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

Mirgissa Kaba, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Sexuality, Gender and Culture in the context of HIV/AIDS with special emphasis to the Borena Pastoral Community, Southern Ethiopia (completed in 2011)

Cléopâtre Kablan N'Da, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Exclusion, vulnerability, poverty and AIDS: the role of women’s organisations in a deprived urban area [in French] (completed in 2006)

Alexis Kaboré, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Brousse des uns, aire protégée des autres - Histoire du peuplement, perceptions de la nature et politique des aires protégées dans le Gourma burkinabè: l’exemple de la Réserve partielle de faune de Pama (completed in 2010)

Ulan Kasymov, MSc

Former NCCR North-South Member

NCCR North-South
Central Asia Coordination Office

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Moussa Keita, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Transformations foncières et mutations sociales dans le delta du fleuve Sénégal: cas de la zone transfrontalière de Thiagar (Rosso Sénégal) et de M’pourié (Rosso Mauritanie) (completed in 2006)

Siméon Kenfack, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Combining photochemical and biological processes for the treatment of potential Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) in water: physicochemical and engineering aspects (completed in 2006)

Ives Kengne Noumsi, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Faecal sludge treatment by constructed wetlands (completed in 2008)

Mathieu Kientga, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Méthodologies de diagnostic et d’analyse spatio-temporelle des problèmes de santé et d’environnement en relation avec la croissance urbaine à l’aide des SIG. Cas de l’arrondissement de Nongremassom, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Boniface Peter Kiteme, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Multi-dimensional Approaches to More Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Highly Dynamic Contexts in East Africa (completed in 2006)

Bart Klem, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: In the Wake of War: Eastern Sri Lanka’s Political Geography in Transition (completed in 2012)

Halidou Koanda, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Vers uns assainissment urbain durable en Afrique Subsaharienne: Approche innovante de planification de la géstion des boues de vidange (completed in 2006)

Brama Kone, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Evaluation des risques sanitaires en rapport avec l’urbanisation rapide d’Abidjan et la pollution lagunaire induite de long du village d’Azito (completed in 2008)

Gnangadjomon Koné, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Sociogenèse et dynamique du mouvement "jeune patriote" en Côte d'Ivoire (completed in 2011)

Peter Larsen, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Frontier governance: rights, environmental conservation and resource extraction among the Yánesha in the Peruvian Amazon

Anh Thi Kim Le , PhD

Academic South


Hanoi School of Public Health
Hanoi, Vietnam

Anh Thi Kim Le, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Access to social and health services, health risks and resilience of migrant populations in Viet Nam (completed in 2012)

Thomas Ledermann, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Multiple Implications of Soil Erosion and Conservation on Arable Farm Land in the Swiss Midlands (completed in 2012)

Karina Liechti, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Negotiating Sustainable Regional Development - The Relevance of Meaningful Spaces in Times of Change (completed in 2008)

Emma Lindberg, MSc

Former Collaborator

Development Study Group (DSGZ)
Institute of Geography
University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Samuel Luzi, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Double-edged hydropolitics on the Nile - Linkages between domestic water policy making and transboundary conflict and cooperation (completed in 2008)

Roger Martinez, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Análisis del uso y manejo del agroecosistema con enfasis en al actividad agrícola de los pueblos indigenas de Talamanca, Costa Rica : Un Enfoque agroecologico (completed in 2003)

Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Ethnobiological Knowledge and its Transformation in the Andean Highlands: Case Studies from Peru and Bolivia (completed in 2011)

Barbara Matthys, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: The effect of irrigated urban agriculture on malaria, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in different settings of Côte d’Ivoire (completed in 2006)

Ernest Mbeyale Gimbage, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: The Impact of Institutional Changes on the Management of Common Pool Resources in Pangani River Basin in Same District, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

Edi Medilanski, PhD

Former Collaborator

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Dübendorf, Switzerland

Rosa Ana Menendez

Former Programme Staff

Laboratoire de Sociologie Urbaine (LaSUR)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

Lausanne, Switzerland

Patrick Meroka, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Common Property Institutions and Relations of Power: Resource-Management, Change and Conflicts in the Rufiji River Floodplain in Tanzania (completed in 2006)

Prof. Patrice Meyer-Bisch

Associate Professor

Institut interdisciplinaire d’éthique et des droits de l’Homme (IEDH)
University of Fribourg
Fribourg, Switzerland

Agnes Montangero, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Material Flow Analysis for Environmental Sanitation Planning in Developing Countries. An approach to assess material flow with imited data availability (completed in 2006)

Anabel Monterrubio, Alumna, PhD

PhD Thesis: Popular habitat, urban renewal and social mobilization in the centric barrios of Mexico City. - Habitat popular, renovacion urbana y movimientos sociales en barrios centricos de la ciudad de Mexico 1985-2006

Tuli Msuya, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Developing Integrated Institutional Framework for Sustainable Watershed Management in Pangani River Basin, Tanzania (completed in 2010)

Urs Müller, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Die Kraft der Bilder in der nachhaltigen Entwicklung. Die Fallbeispiele UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch und UNESCO Weltnaturerbe Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (completed in 2006)

Allemmaya Mulugeta, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: The transformation of violent conflicts in pastoral areas of Ethiopia: an ethnography on the notion of conflict among the Karrayu of the Middle and Awash Valley (completed in 2008)

Anna Münch, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Illness and Health among the Kel Tamasheq in Northern Mali

Emmanuel Munishi, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Rural-urban Migration of the Maasai Nomadic Pastoralist Youth and Resilience in Tanzania:
Case studies in Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region and Dar es Salaam City (completed in 2013)

Frank Muttenzer, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Déforestation et droit coutumier à Madagascar (completed in 2006)

Nora Nagels, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Gender and anti-poverty policies in Peru and Bolivia: what are the issues for citizenship? (completed in 2012)

Fabien Nathan, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: La régulation sociale des risques de catastrophe. Etude dans les quartiers périphériques ouest de la ville de La Paz, Bolivie (completed in 2009)

Purna Bahadur Nepali, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Landlessness, Livelihood Insecurity and Social Conflict in Far Western Region of Nepal with a special focus on Dalits (completed in 2011)

Anna  Neukirchen

Former NCCR North-South member

Development Study Group (DSGZ)
Institute of Geography
University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Lucy Ngatia, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Grass productivity and carbon storage in relation to rainfall, soil nutrients, and herbivory in an East African savanna (completed in 2012)

Elias Njeru, PhD

The Integrated Project on Arid Lands (IPAL), Nairobi, Kenya

Benedikt Notter, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Water-Related Environmental Services and Options for their Sustainable Use in Pangani Basin, East Africa

C. Nunthara, PhD

Northeastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Paul Ong'Anyi, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Spatio-temporal variations in orphanhood: analysis of the effects of AIDS and traditional versus modern institutional coping strategies for sustainable community development in Kisumu district, Nyanza

Margarita Ossés, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: GIS-based Estimation of Energy and Water Consumption, and Emissions Generated by Major Human Activities in Latin American Cities (completed in 2008)

Moustapha Ould Taleb, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Santé, vulnérabilité et tuberculose en milieu nomade Sahélien – Contribution à l’étude des représentations et prises en charge de la tuberculose chez des populations nomades de la Mauritanie et du Tchad: Approche comparative (completed in 2008)

Atitaya Panuvatvanich, Alumna, PhD

PhD Thesis: Constructed wetland for faecal sludge treatment

Franziska Pfister, PhD

Former Collaborator

NCCR North-South Management Center
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland

Pham-Duc Phuc, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Health risks associated with excreta and wastewater reuse in agriculture and aquaculture in Vietnam: Epidemiology and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (completed in 2011)

Roman Plokhikh, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Land degradation in selected landscapes of semi-arid zones in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: indicators, processes, dynamics and consequences for mitigation (completed in 2005)

Dora Ponce, MSc

PhD Candidate

Agroecologia Universidad Cochabamba (AGRUCO)
Facultad de Agronomia
Universidad Mayor de San Simon (UMSS)
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Lena Poschet, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Villes à la frontière et transformation de l'espace: le cas de Haiti et la république dominicaine (completed in 2006)

Smita Premchander, PhD

Senior Researcher

Bangalore, India

Smita Premchander, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Exploring the meaning of money: a study of the impact of microfinance in the Koppal District of India (completed in 2004)

Ashok Rajbanshi, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Sustainable Livelihood Pattern of Marginal Communities in a Peri-urban Area: A Case Study of Bajrayogini Village, Kathmandu District

Alejandra Ramirez, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Decentralizacion, movimientos sociales y ciudadania en Cochabamba

Alexandre Repetti, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Un concept de monitoring participatif au service des villes en développement. Approche méthodologique et réalisation d'un observatoire urbain (completed in 2004)

Sandra Rubli, MSc

Associated PhD Student

Swiss Peace Foundation (swisspeace)
Bern, Switzerland

Luis Salamanca, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: La politica de riesgos en Bolivia y su articulacion en el espacio municipal (el caso de La Paz)

Stefan Salzmann

Former Collaborator

Development Study Group (DSGZ), Institute of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Yuttachai Sarathai, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Applications of anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR) and vermicomposting process for treating household wastewater and accumulated sludge (completed in 2010)

Monika Schaffner, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Applying a Material Flow Analysis Model to Assess River Water Pollution and Mitigation Potentials. A Case-Study in the Thachin River Basin, Central Thailand (completed in 2007)

Esther Schelling, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Human and animal health in nomadic pastoralist communities of Chad: zoonoses, morbidity and health services (completed in 2002)

Christine Schenk, MSc

Former Coordinator

Swiss Peace Foundation (swisspeace)
Bern, Switzerland

Regula Schild, MSc

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Department of Geography
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland

Juan Pedro Schmid, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in India: Effectiveness and Efficiency of Social and Economic Policies of the Centre and the States (completed in 2006)

Flurina Schneider, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Implementation of soil protection as social learning process (completed in 2008)

Ursula Schnellmann, MSc

Former MSc Student

Patricia Schwärzler, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis:«De nos jours, chacun fait ce qu’il veut» : Dynamiques des relations sociales et pratiques sexuelles dans le contexte du VIH/sida à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (completed in 2013)

Babar Shahbaz, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Analysis of Institutional Changes in Forest Management and Their Impact on Rural Livelihood Strategies in NWFP, Pakistan (completed in 2006)

Moges Shiferaw, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: The economics of shared irrigation water rights: alternative analytical framework and application to Ethiopia (completed in 2007)

Jyldyz Shigaeva, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Livelihoods in transition: understanding current strategies, challenges and options for improvement (example of Sokuluk Rayon, Chui Valley, Kyrgyzstan) (completed in 2005)

Bernd Steimann, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Making a living in uncertainty - agro-pastoral livelihoods and institutional transformations in post-socialist rural Kyrgyzstan

Balz Strasser, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: "We are Flexible as Rubber!" Livelihood Strategies, Diversity and the Local Institutional Setting of Rubber Small Holders in Kerala, South India (completed in 2007)

Narong Surinkul, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Integrated Pathogen Flow Analysis (PFA) and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) for Health and Environmental Sanitation Planning

Susan Thieme, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Social Networks and Migration: Far West Nepalese labour Migrants in Dehli (completed in 2005)

Rea Tschopp, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Epidemiology and economics of Bovine tuberculosis in Ethiopia (completed in 2008)

Pranil Upadhayaya, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Tourism amidst Armed Conflict in Nepal: Consequences, Copings and Contribution to Peace-building (completed in 2013)

H. Andrés C.  Uzeda Vásquez, PhD

Senior Researcher

Instituto de Estudios Sociales y Económicos (IESE-UMSS)
Universidad Mayor de San Simón

Cochabamba, Bolivia

C. P. Vinod, Alumnus, PhD

PhD Thesis: Ethnicity and livelihood practices at the confluence of the Local and the Global: a Study of Paniyas in Wyanad

Sandra Walter, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Gender, participatory governance and politics. A case study in a lower class urban settlement in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India (completed in 2008)

Michael Walther

Graduate Student

University of Fribourg
Fribourg, Switzerland

Daniel Weibel, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Social interventions and environmental impact assessment for sustainable pastoralism (completed in 2009)

Bettina Wolfgramm, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Land Use, Soil Degradation and Soil Conservation (completed in 2007)

Monica Wymann, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: Calf mortality and parasitism in periurban livestock production in Mali (completed in 2005)

Henri-Michel Yéré, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Citizenship, Nationality and History in Côte d'Ivoire, 1929-1999 (completed in 2010)

Birru Yitaferu, Alumnus, PhD

PhD thesis: Land Degradation and Options for Sustainable Land Management in the Lake Tana Basin (LTB), Amhara Region, Ethiopia (completed in 2007)

Marysabel Zelaya Ochoa, Alumna, PhD

PhD thesis: La Crisis de los Espacios Públicos Urbanos en el Distrito Central (The Crisis of Urban Public Spaces in the Central District) (completed in 2011)

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