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The contribution of volunteering in a cultural centre to the development of young adults in Salvador, Brazil. Overcoming obstacles related to race, gender, religion and class oppression.

Manon Coulon
In a highly unequal society, many young Brazilians suffer oppression based on their class, race, gender, sexual orientation and religion. In the transition to adulthood, a period that is already marked by important changes, this brings along specific needs that need to be met. This research answers how ICBIE, a cultural centre in Salvador da Bahia, tries to meet those needs by providing a
space for young people to participate in activities and volunteer. Young adults from the region and volunteers of ICBIE have participated in a survey and in-depth interviews to find the answer to the central question of this thesis:
“How does volunteering at ICBIE contribute to the personal and professional development of young adults living on the Itapagipe Peninsula of Salvador, Bahia?”. Their answers, insights and stories were complemented by observations and were compared with, and analyzed through the lens of
national data and concepts from Robert Havighurst, Social Justice Theory and Anti-Oppressive Practises. The results show that young adults face a multitude of obstacles, mostly related to oppressive practises. Classism is the form of
oppression that stood out, connecting almost all of the respondents. And while ICBIE can’t directly change the root of these oppressive practises, it mitigates the harmful effects caused by them, by creating a place where volunteers can
learn, take up responsibility, open their view on the world, create meaningful bonds, feel safe and loved, and cultivate hope and resilience for the future.

Linking plant-water relations to wood anatomy of M. eminii under different water conditions to assess its drought resilience

Janne Van Camp
Effect van droogte op de stamgroei: onderzocht tot op het bot Bossen – de oplossing voor klimaats-verandering of de dupe ervan?Het afgelopen jaar sloegen meer mensen op de vlucht voor natuurrampen dan voor oorlog en geweld. Klimaatexperten voorspellen extremere weersomstandigheden als gevolg van de klimaatsverandering. Voorbeelden hiervan zijn tyfoons, stormen en steeds langere droogteperiodes die vooral het zuidelijk halfrond treffen. Bosecosystemen hebben een onmiskenbare bufferende en regulerende functie in dit verhaal.

Mara Wetland Becomes Dryland

Ewald Bogers
 
This thesis describes how the social-ecological system around the Mara wetlands has changed during the previous five decades. These wetlands are mainly fed by the Mara River, which has its sources in the Kenyan Mau Escarpment. After flowing through two worldfamous wildlife parks (Serengeti and Maasai Mara), it continues in the downstream Tanzanian Mara wetlands and finally flows out in Lake Victoria.
The major focus of this thesis is on how the riparian Wakenye people in Northwest Tanzania have adapted their livelihoods to the changing context.