Mr Chris Büscher

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MSc in Culture, Organisation and Management (VU University Amsterdam); BA in International Tourism Management & Consultancy (NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences)
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Thesis title
Water and development in a variegated capitalism.
Dutch water aid & trade development reproducing and transforming water access in Mozambique
Internal Supervisors
Professor Peter P Mollinga


Chris is trained as an (organisational) anthropologist at the VU University in Amsterdam. During his BA and MSc studies, he studied the tourism and development nexus in Southern Africa, in particular in Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho. He combined the final (thesis writing) stage of his MSc with a traineeship at the water division of Rijkswaterstaat, the executive agency of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. This was his first professional encounter with the world of water. Dedicated to further understanding water in relation to social and political processes, he has worked as a researcher in the Dutch and European water sector (for KWR Watercycle Research institute) since completion of his MSc in 2008. From the 2014-2015 academic year onwards, he has combined his work for KWR with his part-time PhD at SOAS.

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