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The political-economy, agrarian, economic and/or environmental implications of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP)


   School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

The Ugandan government and its partners have embarked on the exploitation of oil reserves around Lake Albert in Uganda's Western Region. They have begun the construction of a crude oil pipeline (EACOP ) that runs south, skirting the western shores of Lake Victoria, and crossing over into Tanzania before running east to the port of Tanga in Tanzania, some 1,400kms away. Once completed, it will be the longest heated crude oil pipeline in the world. It is already having significant impacts on the people and places it traverses. This study will engage in qualitative, ethnographic research to understand the circumstances around the construction of the EACOP and its multi-layered impacts. The PhD candidate will have the freedom to focus the research on the political-economy, agrarian, development economic or environmental/enviro justice implications (or a combination of these) of the EACOP. This project would suit applicants - preferably from Uganda/East Africa - who have secured, or can be supported in securing, funding from other sources.


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