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

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

What have we learnt from ten years of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programmes in Nigeria?

October 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 52: By Oludiran Akinleye, Olabanji Akinola, Adebanke Akinrimisi, Seyi Shadare, and Gbenga Shadare (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Social Policy, Poverty, and Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

5 September 2019 | Dubrovnik

BOOK LAUNCH with editors Tatiana Chubarova and Paul Stubbs and contributing authors Natalia Gregorieva and Noemi Lendvai Bainton at "The Breakthrough of the Social" conference 2019

News from CROPNET

International Science Council (ISC) inaugural Action Plan 2019-2021

October 2019

The ISC's inaugural Action Plan, Advancing Science as a Global Public Good, was recently shared with ISC members.

Launch and Workshop Event: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline 15 July)

Friday 18 October 2019

‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK

The Breakthrough of the Social: Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations - Social work

2-6 September 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

CONFERENCE commemorating 30 years of social work courses at the Inter-university centre (IUC).