Teklehaymanot G. Weldemichel
Background and activities
I am a human geographer with a research interest in topics around political ecology, environmental justice, conservation and development politics and policies, state violence, and the broader discourses of sustainable development.
My current research work, among others, focuses on the analysis of the translation and localization of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Norwegian urban planning and practice. Through my current research project, I hope to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and shortcomings of translating global-scale global goals into local planning and practice.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2022) Tigray in Ethiopia was an environmental success story – then the war undid decades of regreening. The Conversation.
- (2021) Making land grabbable: Stealthy dispossessions by conservation in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.
- (2021) Inventing hell: how the Ethiopian and Eritrean regimes produced famine in Tigray. Human Geography.
- (2020) Gentrifying the African Landscape: The Performance and Powers of for-Profit Conservation on Southern Kenya’s Conservancy Frontier. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. vol. 110 (5).
- (2020) Othering Pastoralists, State Violence, and the Remaking of Boundaries in Tanzania’s Militarised Wildlife Conservation Sector. Antipode. vol. 52 (5).
- (2019) Conservation: Beyond population growth: response to Ogutu et al. Science.
- (2019) Conservation: beyond population growth. Science. vol. 365 (6449).
- (2019) "Fencing is our last stronghold before we lose it all." A political ecology of fencing around the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Land Use Policy. vol. 87.
Part of book/report
- (2017) The Need for Transformation: Local Perception of Climate Change, Vulnerability and Adaptation Versus ‘Humanitarian’ Response in Afar Region, Ethiopia. Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: Fostering Resilience and Capacity to Adapt.
- (2021) Life in contested lands: The discourses and practices of mainstream conservation in the Greater Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2021.
- (2019) Land division, conservancies, fencing and its implications in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. European Commission. 2019.
- (2022) The war on Tigray with Teklehaymanot Weldemichel. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0P10wokyIacxBxd03ihnzu [Internett]. 2022-01-19.
- (2022) Tigray siege and the humanitarian catastrophe. Tigray: Nature-based solutions, conflict and resilience . The Conflict and Environment Observatory; 2022-04-26 - 2022-04-26.
- (2021) I no longer call myself Ethiopian. https://open.spotify.com/show/77ff7KcbMFQLmj6YmU9Sgb [Internett]. 2021-11-15.
- (2021) Famine as a Weapon of War in Tigray. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIczpR45sVE [Internett]. 2021-12-02.
- (2021) The environmental cost of the War on Tigray.
- (2021) War, famine and the environment in Tigray. Cambridge Centre of African Studies 2021 Seminar Series . Cambridge Centre of African Studies; 2021-11-08 - 2021-11-08.
- (2021) Database: the Ethiopian public universities during the Tigray war. Zenodo., DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5792266. 2021.
- (2021) Tigray-krigen: – En planlagt sultkatastrofe. https://www.bistandsaktuelt.no/nyheter/2021/tigray-krigen--e [Internett]. 2021-12-15.
- (2019) Guns, fire and violence in the name of conservation in Loliondo, Tanzania.
- (2017) Fencing-in oneself: Understanding the fencing crisis in Maasai Mara, Kenya.
- (2016) Climate change, vulnerability and adaptation versus ‘humanitarian’ responsein Afar region, Ethiopia.