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Always wanted to discover the Brazilian Amazon and do good for the environment? As a PhD Candidate in the project 'Boosting bio-economies’, you will collect data through fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon region, and so help the government and civil society to better protect the environment and to empower local people in the Amazon.
How do policies for the promotion of bio-economies foster inclusive, pluralistic, integrative and adaptive governance arrangements in the Brazilian Amazon? Transforming governance of resource use in the Brazilian Amazon is crucial to prevent global biodiversity loss, to help mitigate climate change, and to empower marginalized groups. To this purpose, diverse indigenous and international development organizations, together with stakeholders from the business community currently experiment with so-called ‘socio-biodiversity value-chains’. These initiatives aim to create markets for local products from the Amazonian biodiversity, and so provide stable incomes to local people without relying on export oriented commodity production, like cultivation of soya, timber and cattle grazing. Building on both local ecological knowledge and solidarity, their goal is both protection of the environment and meaningful participation of local people in resource governance. This research project studies initiatives that promote socio-biodiversity value-chains and investigates their transformative potential. The focus will be in the Rio Negro basin in the Brazilian Amazon.
As a PhD Candidate on the 'Boosting bio-economies' project, you will aim to answer this question, and you will use the results to write your PhD thesis. The purpose is to better understand the opportunities and challenges, and to what extent mobilizations around socio-biodiveristy value chains result in Amazon governance that is more respectful both to the environment and indigenous peoples’ ways of knowing and being.
Your teaching load may be up to 10 percent of your working time.
Fixed-term contract: You will be employed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years (4 year contract).
The Nijmegen School of Management enables students, institutions and companies, societal actors and governments to play their part in a transformation towards sustainable societies. In doing so, it is committed to Radboud University's mission of contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. In the context of our 'Responsible governance for sustainable societies' mission, we address scientific and societal challenges from a good governance perspective. Our work focuses on the topics Beyond Economy, Climate, Inclusivity, Safety, and Democracy. By building, questioning and extending the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), we acknowledge their interrelatedness and focus on a number of grand challenges within society. We contribute to innovation and sustainable growth on topics such as inequality, gender, decent work and poverty. Furthermore, we address environmental and climate challenges, seeking to contribute towards resolving them.
At the Nijmegen School of Management, academic research and teaching are carried out in challenging educational programmes. These programmes are offered in the areas of Business Administration; Economics and Business Economics; Geography, Planning and Environment; Political Science; and Public Administration. Academic research takes place within the Institute for Management Research (IMR). Research is carried out within the above-mentioned domains and in interdisciplinary research groups: the Hotspots. The Nijmegen School of Management currently has 400 staff and some 5,000 students.
The position is for 4 years and involves mainly research. You will be part of the teams of both the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment and the Department of Political Science (more particularly the Centre of International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM)). Furthermore, you will be a member of the Doctoral School of the Institute for Management Research (IMR).
Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen
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