“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” – The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)jam

A random collection of articles, musings, reading notes– mostly related to the environment-poverty nexus.

I am interested in social ecological resilience,community-based natural resource management, poverty traps and path-dependency, the governance of agricultural landscapes & climate justice issues. I am a PhD student at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, where I study poverty traps through institutional analysis.
I recently completed a Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar, where I used an institutional framework to study why some communities adopted Joint Forestry Management successfully while others fail.From 2009-2011 I worked with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), on Natural Resource Management issues, particularly the organization of Common Property Resource Institutions. My ‘hobby’ at the moment is writing a biocultural recipe book of the Pamir Mountains, along with a children’s story.


3 Responses to About

  1. Anthony says:

    Hey Jamila

    Was just looking through your blog and it seems that your right on point with the many unfortunate things going on in Madagascar. I to agree about the need for our generation to step it up and find a new social-eco order.
    Best of luck and if you find yourself wanting to come back to Madagascar we are working down in the SW, which is much different then the East.

    take care


  2. Hi Jamila. My name is Claudio. I am doing a PhD study in education for sustainability purposes in Brazil. I am a scholar from Brazilain Government studying at Arizona State University at the preset moment. If possible, I would like to receive from you an e-mail for contact. My research is going in direction of the resilience thinking and the approaches for edcuation of agroecological communities in Brazil. I saw your profile in the resiliencealliance group. Please, let me know if it possible.

    Thank you,

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