Project

The impact of mining-induced displacement and resettlement on the dynamics of belonging among displaced people in Katanga

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Social work
    • Other sociology and anthropology
Keywords
democratic republic of Congo mining displacement and resettlement
 
Project description

When transnational mining corporations start up a large-scale mining project, they often decide to dispossess, relocate and resettle (some of) the people living in their mining concession. This research project, which is based on fieldwork in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, seeks to examine the impact of this involuntary displacement on people's sense of feeling at home.