Etienne Nel

Etienne Nel

Professor / Dept. of Geography, University of Otago, NEW ZEALAND

Currently an Editorial Board member of the Journals: Applied Geography, Local Economy, the Journal of Geography in Higher Education and the Managing Editor of the New Zealand Geographer.

He chaired the International Geographical Union's (IGU) research commission on Marginalization, Globalization and Local and Regional Response from 2004-12 and he also chaired the IGU's research commission investigating (social and economic) marginalization and local and regional response

Nel has previously worked at the University of Transkei and Rhodes University, both in South Africa. His PhD was in the field of Economic Geography and was entitled "Regional and Local Economic Development in South Africa: A Case Study of the Eastern Cape". His research expertise and teaching experience lie in the broad areas of local/ urban/community economic development and responses to poverty.

He is the author/editor of some 10 book nearly 100 articles which examine aspects of community development, local economic development and urban survival primarily in Africa.

Selected publications:

  • Livelihoods and Vulnerability in the Aris and Semi-Arid Lands of Southern Africa (Co-authored): Transactions Press, New Brunswick 2010.
  • Africa: Diversity and Development (Co-authored): Routledge, London 2011.
  • Mountain regions in transformation (Co-authored): Global processes, Regional and Local Impacts and Responses. 2012.

CROP News and Events

CROP-GRIP Newsletter 2019-2020

March 2020

This special issue newsletter is the final one for CROP and the first one for GRIP. It explains the transition process and provides an overview of CROP activities in 2019.

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

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