Marina BertoncinMarina Bertoncin is a Full Professor of Geography at the University of Padua, Italy. Her research, at the intersection of historical and social geography, focuses on the relational dimensions between actors and spaces in local development projects.
Andrea PaseFull professor of geography at the University of Padua. Sahelian region is the place of direct confrontation with territorial processes, linked to water seen both as a common resource and as the basis for the modernization of agriculture.
Angela Kronenburg GarcíaAnthropologist, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Padua. Wetlands are a key source of livelihood for dryland populations, but also increasingly targeted by large-scale interventions and investments for agriculture, conservation and mining.
Mariasole PepaPostdoc researcher at Padua University. The current changes in the geography of development and geographies of power are her main research interests. In particular, the role that old and new actors, such as China, have in the re-definition of African rural spaces.
Ludovica CrocittoGeologist, expert in geographic information systems GIS, research fellow at the University of Padua. Remote sensing allows to identify and perform qualitative and quantitative geospatial analysis on the Sahel wetlands, then analyzed and characterized using open source GIS software.
Federico GianoliIs a geographer specialized in Geographical Information System Science. He has always been passionate about GIS, WebGIS and he is an OpenSource enthusiast. Federico has been a lecturer of GIS at the University of Padua and since 2018 he has been working as a consultant GIS Developer at the Joint Research Centre (European Commission).
Chiara GallantiPostdoc researcher at the University of Padua. For the project, she is exploring the cartographic collections of the University's Museum of Geography to reconstruct the image of Africa, and of the Sahel in particular, developed in Europe since the end of the 14th century.
Aboukar MahamatCo-researcher of the PRIN project. Environmentalist and expert in integrated water resource management. National coordinator of the Cameroonian association ACEEN.
Ouande MoumouniCo-researcher of the PRIN project. PhD in Geography, specialized in territorial planning at the University of Joseph Ki-Zerbo in Ouagadougou. His research interests include the spatial dynamics of hydrological spaces and their environmental implications in Burkina Faso.
Dobah Marsala PamdandiCo-researcher of the PRIN project. PhD candidate in International Environmental Law at the University of Youandé II. His research interests are related with the economic and environmental implications of foreign investments in the Sahel mining sector.
Miriam BressagliaResearch collaborator of the PRIN project. Specialized in Global Refugee Studies at Aalborg University with experience in the area of cooperation in Cameroon and Chad.
Elvira PietrobonPhD candidate in urbanism at the IUAV University of Venice, she works in Mali with various associations for the protection of the region's cultural heritage. Her research interests focus on interpreting the role of peasant practices in urban and territorial dynamics in the south of the country.
Marco OrlandiTechnical director of MobiLab - Digital Laboratory for Mobility Research of the DiSSGeA Department of the University of Padua. He is involved in Digital Humanities, Historical Gis, Web Database, Data Visualization.