Jessica-Jane Lavelle

Jessica-Jane Lavelle
University of Cape Town | UCT · Department of Environmental and Geographical Science

PhD in Environmental Governance; MSc in Environmental Studies & GIS

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Introduction
My background and research interests are transdisciplinary combining ecology, conservation, GIS and social science. My current research focuses on the governance of natural resources, indigenous knowledge, participatory approaches and social justice. I have experience in both quantitative and qualitative research and a growing interest in post growth economics and the political economy.

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In southern Africa, non-timber forest products have significant socio-cultural and livelihood value amongst rural communities. In recent decades they have also gained popularity in development interventions as a mechanism to meet social and environmental objectives. The result is a plurality of value regimes that span social, political and economic...
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This policy brief highlights potential issues in the implementation of access and benefit sharing in the Zambezi Region, Namibia in relation to non-timber forest product harvesting and trade. Key issues are identified including institutional complexity and lack of integration, contested traditional knowledge, conflict over land and resources and ri...
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This policy brief outlines access and benefit sharing in Namibia as it relates to the Nagoya Protocol. Several existing issues for implementation are highlighted and recommendations made to address these.
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Natural resource governance in Africa is characterised by increased commercialisation of natural resources, the promotion of community-based natural resource management, and a re-appropriation of traditional authorities and customary law as evidenced by their inclusion in statutory frameworks. Yet, knowledge of the interaction and effect of these m...
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Human-elephant conflict (HEC) occurs across Africa and is a major threat to the continued existence of the African elephant. To effectively and efficiently implement mitigation measures, a thorough understanding of the spatial and temporal patterns of HEC is required. This study used a systematic, grid-based geographic information system to analyse...
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Namibia, like the rest of Africa, wants to industrialize and grow much in the same way as developed countries have. However, the global community is realizing that this development path has brought with it more problems than solutions (including climate change, rampant inequality, waste, food insecurity, land degradation, and more, all of which are...
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Developing nations like Namibia are aiming to industrialize much like developed nations and use the gross domestic product to measure their progress. However, this development path has been largely unsustainable. For Namibia to develop into a sustainable society, a different approach is needed. This study aimed to find entry points toward such an a...

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Understanding social dimensions of environmental governance and applying critical perspectives