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Ayonghe Akonwi Nebasifu

Ayonghe Akonwi Nebasifu
Arctic Centre - University of Lapland · Anthropology Research Group & Arctic Governance Team

Anthropology & Sociology

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Introduction
A member of the Anthropology Research Team at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. With a background in Sociology and Anthropology, I do research on co-management in various contexts of resource use. Related topics include forestry and wildlife conservation, protected area management, governance and development, land use and sustainability policies.

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Available online: https://www.routledge.com/The-Future-of-the-Arctic-Human-Population-Migration-in-the-North/Yeasmin-Uusiautti-Koivurova-Heleniak/p/book/9781032026749/
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https://arcticanthropology.org/2021/10/05/what-makes-the-ness-in-geel/
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Since the institutionalization of biodiversity conservation in the 1980s, co-management has become an economic policy for regulating the joint use of natural resources. However, barriers to its effectiveness are, at times, inevitable, where imported initiatives hardly acculturate with local needs. Inspired by contributions on the commons, globaliza...
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In recent years, the separation of people from their land through protected areas and conservation initiatives of local governance has been at the core of criticism in the people–park discourse. However, vital questions remain as to how people maintain cultural relations to parks and their peripheral zones. This paper explores circumstances where p...
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Anthropologists sometimes ask what flexible practices mean when used in instances of land use and access among protected area regimes which control the land and the indigenous or local people who claim rights to the land. In the Mount Cameroon National Park (MCNP), West Africa, this question comes with urgency because of the historical disputes ass...
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a paper published by the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) in the FSDR Newsletter Vol. 3, January 2020, pp. 26-38.
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"This is the abstract of the Version of Record for a final publication in the Journal 'Environmental Sociology' on 25/11/2019, by Routledge, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2019.1695381" >>>>>>>>>>>>> Studies have shown how centralized institutions in resource management lead to adverse impacts on communities. However, important...
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Critics of participation often examine the undesirable consequences of state-led systems without much analysis of institutional knowledge at the local level. In this paper, we investigate whether smaller institutions could offer useful knowledge for meeting the development needs of local people. Using participation theory and related literature on...
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Over the last few decades, resilience and its related practices have been at the core of responding challenges in the Global South and North. We should, however, be conscious of its gaps for many reasons. First, environmental plans not attuned to local traditions can create cultural conflicts. Second, the politicised nature of international agreeme...
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This paper written for World-Ecology Research Network Conference at University of Helsinki, August 2018, reflects upon developments in capitalism of Prunus Africana within a theoretical framework of co-management critique. On the case of Mount Cameroon in Sub-Saharan West Africa, I argue processes of commercialization and socio-economic repercussio...
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Touring, traveling, or moving from one place to another for purpose of business, leisure, either locally or internationally, is known as tourism. In many countries, tourism forms an integral part of economic development through job creation, infrastructural investments, and income provision. One of the root causes for global tourism growth has been...
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Touring, traveling, or moving from one place to another for purpose of business, leisure, either locally or internationally, is known as tourism. In many countries, tourism forms an integral part of economic development through job creation, infrastructural investments, and income provision. One of the root causes for global tourism growth has been...
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This commentary was written as part of a travel symposium organized by the Calotte Academy between Finland, Russia, and Norway entitled " Resilience Related to Sustainable Development in Globalization " which occurred from the period of May 30 to June 5, 2016. The focus is in particular on environmental perspectives towards industrial mining and na...
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This study aims to describe efforts by the Limbe Wildlife Centre to protect primates in Cameroon. Specifically, we aim to identity what species of primates are currently under ex-situ conservation, the approach of conservation adopted, problems with keeping animals in the zoo, and to suggest recommendations towards improving activities of the zoo....
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The concept protected area isn’t new considering ancient practices like guarding sacred sites in parts of the globe occurred thousands of years ago, inclusively 19th century ideology of restricting community practices in parts of North America, mingled with 20th century UN agreements addressing environmental threats. However, within the past decade...
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Pro gradu-thesis This study aims to describe how the display of objects and technologized materials in a typical enclave space is vital to enhancing modes of performances. My specific objectives cut across concepts of norms, display mode, performance, and visitor experiences. I regard enclave space as encompassing pre-determined norms, use of sign...
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This study aims to describe how the display of objects and technologized materials in a typical enclave space is vital to enhancing modes of performances. My specific objectives cut across concepts of norms, display mode, performance, and visitor experiences. I regard enclave space as encompassing pre-determined norms, use of signs that tend to con...
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This study provides a historical background of ethnography research and its related theoretical underpinnings. The paper then examines the usefulness of ethnography in consumer research citing two examples from the conclusions of other researchers which demonstrate that ethnography could be suitably applied in consumer marketing, and strategic comm...
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This study is aimed at determining the levels of involvement of women and youths from the Northwest region of Cameroon in development-related activities supervised and assisted by the –non-governmental organisation ACTWID. The study was previously carried out in August 2010 and later reviewed in 2012 based on a field placement exercise with ACTWID....
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This study is aimed at highlighting aspects of the management of protected areas within rural communities in the Mount Cameroon Region of West Africa. The region is characterised by rapid exploration of the natural forest through illegal practices of poaching. This has led to the rapid extinction of animals such as the drills. This has been a major...

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