Saverio Krätli

Saverio KrätliVisiting Fellow

Saverio Krätli specializes in the interface between science and development with a focus on pastoral systems. He has worked with the center on a variety of projects including, the Pastoralism and Pastoralist Livelihoods in Sudan and the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate extremes and Disasters projects. Saverio’s current research interests include the relationship between resilience and dry land people’s adaptive strategies to take advantage of environmental variability, and the gap between dry lands/pastoral development theory and its methodological legacy.

Saverio has eighteen years of experience as a researcher and consultant, first with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, then as a freelancer. Based in the UK, he has research experience in Niger, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad, and Mongolia. He worked on conflict; education; pastoralist knowledge, mobility, and production; livelihood analysis; and total economic valuation of pastoral systems.

Saverio has been an honorary editor of Nomadic Peoples, the journal of the Commission on Nomadic Peoples, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) since 2009. He has also been an associate research fellow at the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, and Trans-disciplinary and Social-ecological Land-use Research (DITSL) in Witzenhausen (Germany) since 2016.

Saverio has a B.A. in philosophy (Laurea, 1st class with honors) from the University of Bologna (Italy), an M.A. in anthropology of development (Distinction) from the University of Sussex (UK), and a DPhil in development studies from Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex.

News Items

Universities of Al Fashir and Zalingei host Taadoud II dissemination events
January 21, 2022

In January 2022, the research teams from the Universities of Al Fashir (North Darfur, Sudan) and Zalingei (Central Darfur, Sudan) hosted events at their universities. The research teams shared their…

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Anne Radday blogs about how Concern used Feinstein research in Chad
April 16, 2018

Anne Radday teamed up with David Traynor of Concern Worldwide to blog about how Concern’s team in Chad used Feinstein research to work with local communities to better understand and…

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Feinstein Publications

Brief 4: Role of local governance and community-based institutions for the peaceful co-management of natural resources
Brief 4 Cover
By Saverio Krätli | November 2021

This brief explores the idea that social relationships dictate people’s experience of the natural environment on which their livelihoods depend, to discuss the issue of peaceful natural resource management in Darfur. 

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Systèmes pastoraux dans le Dar Sila, Tchad
Pastoralism in Chad

Cette étude est une contribution à la compréhension de la dynamique pastorale-agricole dans le Dar Sila, en relation avec son environnement naturel, social et économique. L’étude était initialement destinée à…

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