REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

February 2022

Arusha workshop 2022

After two years of patient waiting our team has finally succeeded in reuniting in beautiful Usa River. From the 28. of February until the 5. March, the EHTZ team spent an interesting week reminding ourselves of the milestones of the past couple years, reflecting on our work and goals, finetuning our methodology and planning our visions for the project for the next years.  

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Following celebrations of our team actually meeting in person, our day moved to important reflections and discussions on the challenges of aiming to decolonize a collaborative project during Covid-19, and with the new challenges it confronts us with in relation to data collection. Around lunch time we proceeded with updates from each individual work package and their current data collection, reflecting on past work within each work package and setting our minds towards our future research and the fieldwork that is to follow for each work package.

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Our Tuesday 1.3. focused on reading draft papers presented by some of our work packages, and broader reflections on our project.

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The development of our survey questionnaire was the main focus of Wednesday, led by our quantitive wizards Innocent Pantaleo and Mogens Kamp Justesen. In addition, we conducted an auto-ethnographic study led by Peter.

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On Thursday we were able to enjoy the presentations of our younger scholars, with each of our Tanzanian PhDs presenting their fantastic work thus far, with their interesting approaches, data, and reflections. The day was crowned with historical visits and dinner in beautiful Arusha.

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The last day of our workshop we aimed to revisit some of the important themes from our previous days and plan our way forward for EHTZ. We also discussed our finalized plans for the coming fieldwork for each work package. The next morning we wished good luck to our colleagues heading to conduct their different fieldworks. Kwaherini!

Our different teams are currently conducting their fieldwork research around Tanzania, with elites team conducting interviews with the rich and famous in Dar es Salaam, Disaster team in Kagera and Refugees team in Kigoma. 

March 2020 - January 2022

Data collection during COVID-19
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A shot from an auto-ethnography conducted via Zoom for our paper on Covid-Organics and South-South Humanitarianism. Modality fits the theme! 
 

Covid-19 certainly set new challenges for our team, but fieldwork and data collection continued by our EHTZ members in Tanzania and Denmark within restrictions for the period between February 2020 - February 2022. Fieldwork continued to be conducted by our Tanzanian team, whereas interviews of Tanzanian diaspora were held in Denmark. Furthermore, one of our collaborative methods for our paper Auto-ethnography acted as an important source of data for our paper South-South humanitarianism: The case of Covid-organics in Tanzania (2021)

February 2020

1st EHTZ Team fieldwork at Usa River

EHTZ Team has conducted fieldwork in different regions of Tanzania.

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Members of EHTZ Tanzania Team conducting interviews and focus group discussions with host communities surrounding the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in December 2020. 

In the Kigoma Region, EHTZ has explored the concept of everyday humanitarianism within the context of the protracted refugee situation in the region.
 

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EHTZ team in Arusha together with MS TCDC, susprised by a family of black & white colobus monkeys. 

 

A meal enjoyed by members of EHTZ's Refugee Team at their week long exploratory fieldwork in Kigoma in April, 2020. 

 

Adam Ole Marabu, Yashpal Ghai, Simon Turner (member of EHTZ team) and Elifuraha Laltaika pictured in Arusha in April 2020.