Hi there! I am Jude Kimengsi from Cameroon and joined this November the Tropical Forestry team at TU Dresden as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
I hold a PhD in Development Geography with a focus on natural resources and development. I have cross-cutting research interests on institutional aspects in livelihoods and forest conservation, comparing co-management experiences and improvement strategies (country and regional cases), and agroforestry practices.
Widespread land degradation has been threatening the capacity of the Sasumua catchment, located in Nyandarua county of Kenya, to supply a large percentage (20%) of Nairobi’s fresh water. In an attempt to halt land degradation in the catchment, a biophysical assessment was carried out in 2008 to understand land use, vegetation cover, soil erosion issues and usage of soil and water conservation structures to inform project activities.
Within the new project WoodCluster, we are offering a research assistant position with the possibility to qualify for PhD. Application deadline is 5 May 2017. More details are available on the website of TUD.
The annual international Tropentag conference is a popular conference among researchers and students who are doing researches in the tropics. It offers particularly young researchers not only to present their work but also to look for networks and collaborations. For this year, the Tropentag 2017 was held in Bonn, Germany, from 20 to 22 September, under the motto “Future Agriculture: Social-ecological transitions and bio-cultural shifts”. We, Pyi Soe Aung and Maxi Domke, two current PhD students traveled from Dresden to Bonn to represent our institute. In Bonn, we got support from Pedro Pardo Villegas, Continue reading “Bridging agriculture and forestry: Tropical forestry contributed to the Tropentag 2017 conference”
Since April 2017 the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products (TUD) has actively developed the “CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation” Definition Project on optimizing bamboo production systems and value chains in Vietnam. It aims to promote international partnerships in the field of climate, environment, and energy. The Definition Project will prepare a larger 3 years project to be submitted jointly to the Continue reading “How to design innovations for the Vietnamese bamboo sector?”