Who We  Are
What We Do
Where We Work
Our Partners
Information Sharing
Working Papers
Briefing Notes
Community Workshop
Policy Workshop
Contact Panrusa




Our partners…

In Botswana…

Division of Agricultural Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Gaborone.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Botswana, are involved in PANRUSA through a Steering and Working Committee co-ordinated by Howard Sigwele (position). DAPS will be key users of the PANRUSA research findings.

Dr Richard White, Natural Resource Services, Tsabong.
Richard has worked extensively in community development and natural resource planning in Botswana. He will contribute to policy analysis and the location of available data sources, particularly in SW Botswana.
Natural Resource Services, Tsabong, PO Box 59, Tsabong, Botswana.
Tel: 00 267 313511 Fax: 00 267 313511

Other users of PANRUSA research findings include: BIDPA (Botswana Institute of Development Policy and Analysis), Gaborone; Permaculture Trust of Botswana, Ghanzi.

In Namibia…

Multidisciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia
This unit has research expertise in the field of policy-related socio-economic issues, specifically community based natural resource management, gender and poverty. The Social Sciences Division researchers have extensive experience of working in the study area. Our main contact is Mr Alfons Mosimane.
Social Sciences Division, Multidisciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia, Windhoek
Tel: 00 264 61 206 3051 Fax: 00 264 61 206 3050 Email:

Oxfam International, Gobabis and Windhoek
Oxfam International have been working in Omaheke for several years. They currently have several projects running which include sustainable livelihoods, community resource management and planning. They are collaborating with PANRUSA and will be key users of both locally specific and regional policy research findings. Our key contacts there are Anjali Sharma, Jeremy Muller and Andrew Couldrige.
Oxfam Canada, PO Box 50295, 80 Bulow St., Windhoek
Email: acouldridge@oxfam.org.na

In South Africa…

Dr Andre van Rooyen, Desert Margins Programme of South Africa, Agricultural Research Council, Kimberley.
Andre has expertise in the areas of vegetation dynamics, remote sensing and biomass production. He has conducted extensive research on community responses to land degradation and rehabilitation.
Agriculture Research Council (ARC), PO Box 2983, Kimberley 8300, South Africa.
Tel: 00 27 531 32556 Fax: 00 27 531 32536 Email: andrevr@kimnet.co.za

Mr James Drummond, Department of Geography, University of the North West.
James has expertise in land and water conflict, and changing patterns of agricultural production, in the South Africa-Botswana borderlands.
Department of Geography, University of the North West, P Bag X2046, Mmabatho 8681, South Africa.
Tel: 00 26 140 892311 Fax: 0026 140 25775 Email: HDGeo@unibo.uniwest.ac.za

Prof Coleen Vogel, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand.
Coleen has conducted extensive research on community and government responses to drought, and their relationship with environmental change in South Africa. She is a lecturer, a member of IGBP LUCC international steering committee, and part of the South Africa Government Agricultural white paper task team.
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand. PO Wits, 2050, South Africa.
Fax: 00 27 11 4037281 Email: 017chv@cosmos.wits.ac.za

Other users of PANRUSA research findings in South Africa include:
TRAC, an NGO working with communities in North-West Province on land restitution and community development.

The Southern Africa region…

In all countries we have been working with local institutions, government departments and communities. All those involved with the project are 'users' and a range of dissemination and information sharing activities are planned throughout and beyond the duration of the project.

The UK…

Dr Steve Plummer, (ESA-ESRIN) and Dr France Gerard (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
The team will specifically contribute to the examination of wider spatial and temporal natural resource availability and variability in the study areas, and identify change in the ecological natural resource base, linked to climatic variability, using remote sensing data in collaboration with the Remote Sensing Section of ARC, South Africa
Dr France Gerard, Center for Ecology and Hydrology, Section for Earth Observation, Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon PE27 2LS.
Tel: 01487 772 400
Fax: 01487 773 467 Email: ffg@ceh.ac.uk
Dr Stephen Plumer, ESA-ESRIN, Via Galileio Galilei, 00044 Frascati, Italy.
Tel: +39 06 94180 648 Fax +39 06 94180 552 Email:

Dr Andrew Dougill, School of the Environment, University of Leeds.
Andy has conducted extensive research in soil degradation and monitoring in drylands. He will specifically to contribute in the fields of soil sustainability and ecology.
School of Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
Tel: 0113 2336782 Fax: 0113 2331590 Email:

MARENA, University of Sussex
MARENA is a DFID funded research project at the University of Sussex conducted by Dr Richard Black and Dr Elisabeth Harrison. PANRUSA and MARENA are jointly conducting a policy workshop in South Africa as part of a joint dissemination strategy.


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This information has been provided by C. Twyman and P. Bragg
© PANRUSA. Last updated: 26 Jul 2001

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