Thekla Kelbert

Thekla Kelbert is examining the linkages between international discourses and decision-making on the national political scene as well as local development practice in Namibia in relation to decentralised water management. She is planning to conduct her field research in Namibia mainly in Windhoek, Khorixas and Opuwo.

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She was born 1975 in Essen, studied Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology and African Studies at the University of Cologne between 1994 and 2001. Her MA thesis deals with the social/ethnic dynamics that evolved from an emerging natural resource management project in Namibia’s Tsumkwe District. Between 1998 and 2001 she spent around two years doing NGO work and anthropological field work mainly with San population in North-Eastern Namibia.

Following employment as a research associate with the University of Cologne in 2001/2002, Thekla Kelbert went on to do one year of postgraduate studies at the Centre for Advanced Training in Rural Development of the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2003.


Her work experience in international development since 1998 encompasses short-term advisory and evaluation assignments for various NGOs in Namibia and Botswana, for the GTZ in the South Caucasus as well as an engagement with the UN in Tajikistan in the field of development coordination between 2004 and 2008.


In the context of LINGS Thekla Kelbert is pursuing her PhD in social anthropology with a project examining the linkages between international discourses and decision-making on the national political scene as well as local development practice in Namibia in relation to decentralised water management. She is planning to conduct her field research in Namibia mainly in Windhoek, Khorixas and Opuwo.




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