Georges Djohy, Dipl. Ag. Eng.

PhD Student

Georg-August University Göttingen
Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology
Theaterstr. 15
D-37073 Göttingen

Office: Herzberger Landstr. 2
Room: 205
Phone: +49 551 39-20685

Email: gdjohy@uni-goettingen.de

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Biography

Georges Djohy is graduated with a Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology from the University of Parakou (Benin). In 2012 he won a Deutsche Akademiker Austache Dienst scholarship, making it possible for him to complete his doctoral research at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany.

He is awardee of several research programs such as the African Climate Change Fellowship Program and the program on Interdisciplinary and Participative Research on Ecosystems, Climates and Societies in Western Africa. He has successfully carried out studies with different national and international centers, including the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research and the Institute of Researches and Development Methods Applications in France.

Scientific Profile

From 2013

PhD Student, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Georg-August University of Göttingen. Dissertation project: “Pastoralism and Socio-technical Transformations in Northern Benin: Implications for Environmental Change Policies in Benin”. (Doctoral supervisors: Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Schareika, Dr. Ange Honorat Edja)

Since 2009

Research Assistant, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Parakou, Benin (Tutor: Dr. Ange Honorat Edja; +229 95188247, honorat.edja@gmail.com)

Research Assistant, Pastoralism and Climate change, Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin (Tutor: Prof. Dr. Marcel Houinato, +229 95400781; mrhouinat@yahoo.fr)

2012

Benin Focal Point of JatroREF Project, “Establishing socio-economic and technical aspects of Jatropha-based agrofuels chains in West Africa” Institute of Researches and Development Methods Application (IRAM), Montpellier, France (Supervisor: Mrs Laure Steer: +33 (0)4 99 23 24 61, Email: l.steer@iram-fr.org)

2011- 2012

Science Fellow, African Climate Fellowship Program (ACCFP), Institute of Resource Assessment University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (Host Institution: Nigerian Institute of Economic and Social Research-NISER (Tutor: Prof. Dr. Femi olokesusi, femioloke@yahoo.com)

Research Topic: “Agent-Based Modeling of Herders’ Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies Regarding Water Resources in Climate Change Context in Alibori/Benin”

 

2010

Dipl. Ag. Eng. in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Parakou, Benin

Ag. Eng. Thesis Topic: “Transhumance and climate change: analysis of socio-political and organisational dynamics of herders’ adaptation in Alibori (North-Benin)”. (Research funded by the Program on Interdisciplinary and Participative Research on Ecosystems, Climates and Societies in Western Africa; and supervised by: Dr. Ange Honorat Edja; +229 9518 8247, honorat.edja@gmail.com and Prof. Dr. Marcel Houinato, +229 95400781; mrhouinat@yahoo.fr)

2004 – 2009

Studies of General Agriculture, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Parakou, Benin; (funded by the Excellency Grant of the Government of Benin).

Research interests and activities

Georges Djohy is interested in environmental and socio-technological change and adaptation in agricultural and pastoralist societies in West Africa. His current research project draws on Science and Technology Studies and Political Ecology. Precisely, he is looking at how technology and society shape each other by focusing on the use of mobile devices in FulBe communities in areas bordering W Park (Benin). Simultaneously, he investigates the role of Fulani associations in governing access to productive resources in the context of climate change. He is engaged with Social Construction of Technology and Actor Network Theory approaches.

Books contributions & Peer reviewed papers

Djohy, G., Edja, H., Akponikpe, P., Olokesusi, F., Mouhamadou, B. (2013). Thwarting social conflicts regarding water resources access in climate change context: cattle pastoralists’ schemes in northern Benin, Journal of Livestock Science, 2013 (4):51-59

Djohy, G., Edja, H., Houinato, M., (2011). The sociopolitical dynamics of the adaptation of migratory herdsmen to climate change in the North of Benin. In New voices, new perspectives, n°25.

Conferences: Participation/Papers

2013

Djohy, G., Edja, H. (2013). Analysis of agrofuels’ innovations: case of Jatropha Proximity commodity chain in rural Benin. 7th edition of Scientific Days of 2iE “Science and Eco-innovation for a sustainable valorization of natural resources”, April 1-5, 2013; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Djohy, G., Edja, H. (2013). Building of production network in pluvial unsettled agriculture by using mobile telephony in farming communities of Northern Benin, West Africa. International Conference “Mobile Telephony in the Developing World”, May 23-25, 2013; Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Djohy, G., Edja, H., Akponikpe, P., Olokesusi, F., Belem, M. (2013). Pastoral strategies for reducing social conflicts regarding water resources in climate change context in Benin, West Africa. International Conference “Impact World 2013 – Climate Change Effects”, May 27-30, 2013; Potsdam, German.

Djohy, G., Edja, H., Akponikpe, P., Olokesusi, F. Mahamadou, B. (2013). Mobility of herds along ECOWAS’s international animal routes in the context of climate change: when local practices challenge regional policies. International Conference “Environmental dynamics, public policies and local practices: how to deal with interactions?”, June 4‐7, 2013; GEODE, University Le Mirail of Toulouse, France.

Djohy, S., Edja, H. Djohy, G., Houinato, M. (2013). Vulnérabilité des communautés rurales du nord-bénin a la méningite cérébrospinale dans un contexte de changements climatiques : quelle politique d’adaptation pour le Bénin ?, “Journée de la Renaissance Scientifique de l’Afrique Edition 2013, Semaine Scientifique du Centre Beninois de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CBRST)”, June 24-29, 2013; ISBA, Cotonou, Benin.

2012

Moumouni, I.M., Baco, M.N., Tovignan, S., Djohy, G. (2012). Appropriation of Socio-Technical Innovation for Large Scale Agriculture: Case Study of the Shared Mechanization in Benin. German Association of Agricultural Economists. 52nd Annual GEWISOLA Conference, September 26-28, 2012; Stuttgart, Germany.

ENDA/GIEC 2012. International Workshop “Gestion des risques liés aux phénomènes climatiques extrêmes et des catastrophes en Afrique de l’Ouest – Que pouvons-nous apprendre du Rapport spécial du 2012 du GIEC?. June 18-19, 2012; Dakar, Senegal.

2011

Djohy, G., (2011). Agent-based modeling of herders’ vulnerability and adaptation strategies regarding water resources in the context of climate change in Benin. African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP), Inception Meeting & Training Workshop, October 20-21, 2011; Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.

Djohy, G., Edja, H., Djenontin, J., Fodé CamaraS., Houinato, M., Sinsin, B., (2011). Changement climatique et appropriation de resources pastorales dans la vallée du Niger: entre adaptation and construction de territoire. International Workshop “RIPIECSA Program and AMMANET Perspectives”, October 18-21, 2011; Cotonou, Benin.

Djohy, G., Edja, H., Djenontin, J., Fodé CamaraS., Houinato, M., Sinsin, B., (2011). Dynamiques sociopolitiques d’adaptation des éleveurs    transhumants aux changements climatiques au Nord du Bénin. International Symposium AfricaAdapt “Link research on climate change, policy and practice for Development”, March 03-09, 2011; Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia.

Djohy, G., Edja, H., Djenontin, J., Fodé CamaraS., Houinato, M., Sinsin, B., (2011). “Mécanismes sociocommunautaires d’adaptation des éleveurs transhumants aux changements climatiques au Nord-est du Bénin”. 6th International Conference Turin-Sahel “Contributions of endogenous knowledge to human health, animal health and biodiversity conservation”, February 28–March 03, 2011; University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.