Visiting lecturer Dr. Sithembiso Myeni (UKZN) at UiB, November 2017

Wenche Dageid (Department of Health Promotion and Development – HEMIL, UiB), Sithembiso Myeni (School of Built Environment and Development, UKZN) and Alberto Cimadamore (CROP, UiB)

UKZN lecturer Dr. Sithembiso Myeni from the School of Built Environment and Development Studies visited UiB during the first full week of November. His visit was part of the staff mobility programme of the UiB-UKZN partnership and he held two lectures and a seminar during his stay in Bergen.

Lecture at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development

On Tuesday 7 November Dr. Myeni gave an open lecture at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development on “Power, Conflict and Development in Contemporary South Africa”. The lecture was well attended and provided an excellent point of departure for the rest of the week’s activities at the University of Bergen.

Dr. Myeni held a seminar on “Development Research in a South African Context – Epistemology and Methodology” at the Department of Health Promotion and Development (HEMIL) and a lecture on “The Politics of Gender in a Global Perspective” at the Department of Comparative Politics. Both these teaching activities took place on Wednesday 7 November.

Seminar at HEMIL (Department of Health Promotion and Development)

In addition to engaging in teaching activities at UiB, Dr. Myeni also spent time at the CROP Secretariat where he took part in meetings to discuss future project activities, in particular the participation of UiB students and staff at a summer school to be held at UKZN in June/July 2018.