Congratulations, Dr. Grötzbach!

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On behalf of the entire team, I’d like to share how happy we are for Jochen Grötzbach and his successful defense of his dissertation on October 31, 2011. The title of his work is “Technology Transfer and Cultural Exchange as Instruments for reducing Socio-Ecological Conflicts in the Modernization Process” („Techniktransfer und kultureller Austausch als Mittel zur Milderung sozial-ökologischer Konflikte im Modernisierungsprozess”). This ambitious project used interviews from development workers in Peru and Ghana to uncover the processes by which the introduction of solar lamps as well as the presence of the development workers may have an impact on the societal developments in the rural parts of these countries. His work delivers important imput to the fields of theory and development work. The committee included Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle, Prof. Dr. Daniel Barben, and myself.

Congratulations, Dr. Grötzbach!

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