Global Risk Governance Programme, Public Law Department
GRGP scholars collaborate to provide an analysis of one of the major climate risks that have hit the Western Cape: water scarcity.
The Global Risk Governance programme, University of Cape Town, is a co-ordinating node in the Evolving Securities Initiative in Cape Town. Other nodes include the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, Glasgow University; the Governing and Policing Research Group, University of Ghent and the University of New South Wales. The Griffith Criminology Institute, with assistance from ProActive ReSolutions is the ESI’s coordinating node.The Evolving Securities Initiative (ESI) was created with the aim of bringing together scholars and professionals from across the globe to develop responses to 21st century harmscapes.
Counterfeit commodities and sweatshops in Argentina, diamonds in Sierra Leone and rhinoceros horn in southern Africa are the research themes of Matias Dewey, Nina Engwicht and Annette Hübschle in this forthcoming book, to be released in September 2019.
A recent publication by John Cartwright and Clifford Shearing outlines principles to be considered in creating a safe environment. The handbook is supporting the Neighbourhood Safety Initiative undertaken with the City of Cape Town.
GRGP post-doctoral fellow Dr. Nick Simpson joined other scholars and practitioners at the 2019 Resilience Think Tank. Dr. Simpson was part of a panel which considered the theme 'Interrogating resilience in different contexts'. The panel discussion was organised by the African Climate & Development Initiative, University of Cape Town and the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, University of Stellenbosch.
GRGP's wildlife economy and criminology researcher, Dr Annette Hübschle-Finch, recently visited the Southern African Wildlife College, as part of a collaborative effort by the College to expands its applied research activities and build collaborative networks with other applied researchers.
Recent publications by member of the Global Risk Governance programme include journal articles and a report on environmental security and policing.
Environmental Entrepreneurs Support Initiative (EESI), a programme of the GRG, is working with the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust and Beyond Expectation Environmental Project to encourage learners in disadvantaged communities to develop organic gardens in schools.
John Cartwright, Co-coordinator of the Neighborhood Safety Initiative, Global Risk Governance programme was interviewed by Africa Melane on Cape Talk about neighbourhood watch groups and community safety.
On the 15 March 2019, Annette Hubschle gave a presentation to CITES Scientific Authority on the impact of rhino poaching & anti-poaching measures titled Taking Stock ahead of Cites CoP 18: Rhinos, poaching and local communities.
Dr. Tariro Kamuti, Postdoctoral fellow, in the Global Risk Governance programme, is undertaking research together with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) into predator persecution.
An op-ed, written by Terry Westby-Nunn, published in the Daily Maverick on the 4 December 2018 discusses a recent report Ending Wildlife Trafficking: Local communities as change agents from UCT’s Global Risk Governance programme authored by senior researcher Dr Annette Hübschle with Prof. Clifford Shearing.