PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins) is a research project which aims to learn from the ways that pastoralists respond to uncertainty, applying such ‘lessons from the margins’ to global challenges.
We aim to foster a conversation with other policy domains where uncertainty is pervasive, including financial and commodity systems, critical infrastructure management, disease outbreak response, migration policy, climate change and conflict and security governance.
PhD scholarships and affiliation
We are recruiting three PhD students to join the project between 2019-2022. The deadline for applications is 20 July 2018.
PhDs and post-docs can also apply to be ‘affiliates’ of the project, at any time during the PASTRES programme.
Cases and funding
Our three case studies are in pastoral areas of China (Sichuan and Qinghai), Italy (Sardinia) and Kenya (Isiolo).
The project is funded by an ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Grant hosted by the ESRC STEPS Centre at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and the European University Institute in Florence (read more about the project).
Seminar with Ian Scoones: Can pastoralists help us respond to global uncertainties? Institute of Development Studies, 9 January 2018
Resources, markets and institutions: what can we all learn from pastoralists living with uncertainty? Lecture by Ian Scoones at Bayreuth University, Germany, 16 January 2018
Can understanding pastoral systems help us respond to global uncertainties? Seminar by Ian Scoones at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, 19 January 2018
News and updates
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