Richard Kiaka

Richard is focusing his research on the differential impacts of communal water and wildlife governance on households’ livelihoods and wellbeing in south of Kunene region.

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Richard was born in Bondo, Kenya in 1983. He graduated from Kenyatta University, Kenya in 2007 with a BSc. Environmental Studies and Community Development. From 2007 through 2010, he worked with an NGO in Mombasa focusing on co-management of coastal fisheries. He then joined Wageningen University, the Netherlands and graduated in 2012 with a masters in International Development Studies, specializing in Rural Development Sociology. From 2012 until early 2014, Richard worked in Namibia with the Legal Assistance Centre as a junior researcher on a project that assessed the living conditions of the San in the country.
Richard’s research interests revolve around themes such as rural livelihoods, rural poverty, natural resource management, rights and access to resources, social inequalities, and development anthropology.   

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