The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the International Development Research Network (IDRN)
A Field Debrief on Fri., Feb 15th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Led by Lucy Rodina, Masters’ student at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Moderated by Megan Peloso
“Why are you here, umlungu?”
Doing fieldwork in the slums of Cape Town, South Africa
Fri., Feb 15th, 12:00-2:00pm – 3rd floor boardroom of the Liu Institute
Credit: Lucy Rodina
Lucy Rodina is a Masters student, working with Dr. Leila Harris on water governance and the human right to water in South Africa. She has a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia (2010).
Before starting her Masters, Lucy was involved in a local village development committee in Lahachawk, Nepal, building irrigation canals and shaping strategies for future water development projects. Currently, Lucy is a Steering Committee member of the International Development Research Network at UBC and a member of the EDGES research collaborative and the Program on Water Governance.
Lucy’s research is focused on the lived experiences of residents of informal settlements in Cape Town with access to water and with policies that realize the human right to water. In addition, she is interested in investigating the engagement of these communities with formal and informal water governance.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend–attendance is free