I am a second-year PhD student at Michigan Technological University interested in climate change, energy access and security, and sustainability within disadvantaged communities. I am especially interested in exploring these phenomena within the sub-Saharan African region, with a desired special focus on my native country, Botswana. Of particular interest to me, as well, is the impact and experience of these climate-justice-related realities -- farming, migration, cultural practices, etc. -- seen through the lens of gender as a sociocultural and economic phenomenon: how women and other vulnerable groups, as sub-groups, face differing consequences from more dominant groups within disadvantaged communities. I am also keen on learning about people’s relationship with land: what it is now and what it was in the past; how and why relationships with land have changed; and the implications those changes and developments have and have had. I plan to pursue research that centres the voices of affected peoples, with the ultimate aim of advising on existing climate, energy, and sustainability policy, and driving implementation of policy that best supports and improves the livelihoods of the groups hardest-hit by climate change. I hold an MS in Atmosphere/Energy from Stanford University (2017), and have worked at the Department of Road Transport & Safety and the Department of Energy, both in Botswana.
Sessions in which Wandipa Mualefhe participates
- Scalar sustainability in UNESCO’s industrial heritage : community geographies of the slate landscapes of Northwest Wales UQAM, pavillon J.-A. De Sève (DS) - DS-1525
- Presenter Mark Allan Rhodes II (Michigan Technological University | Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program) | Presenter Brooke Batterson (Michigan Technological University) | Presenter Kathryn Hannum (Michigan Tech University) | Presenter James Juip (Michigan Technological University | Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program) | Presenter Larissa Juip (Michigan Technological University | Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program) | Presenter Zoé Ketola (Michigan Technological University) | Presenter Timothy Maze (Michigan Technological University | Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program) | Presenter Wandipa Mualefhe (Michigan Technological University) | Presenter Shardul Tiwari (Michigan Technological University) | Presenter Emma Wuepper |
- 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM | 20 minutes Part of: Case studies in community-led and collaborative industrial heritage
- As a country ubiquitous with industry and the industrial revolution, the identity of the United Kingdom, and Wales specifically, is rooted into ...