Stephan Rist

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Project Description

Stephan Rist works as lecturer in Human Geography and heads the Cluster Governance of Land and Natural Resources at the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern. He is Co-leader of Research Project 13 of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South on the transformation of agrarian systems. He holds a PhD in sociology from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and habilitated at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Rist also directs a research project entitled “Governance of Forest Multiple Outcomes in Bolivian Lowlands: Reconciling Livelihoods, Biodiversity Conservation and Carbon Sequestration” of the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) and is project leader of the interdisciplinary research project on “Sustainable Soil Governance and Large Scale Land Acquisitions originating in Switzerland”.


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