Velina Ninkova

Velina is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of Tromsø. Velina’s project is entitled “Does education make a difference? Subsistence, employment and the role of education for the San in the Omaheke Region, Namibia and Ghanzi District, Botswana”. Her project seeks to establish the link between formal education and socioeconomic upliftment for the Ju/’hoansi in two specific regions in Namibia and Botswana. She carried out an eleven month fieldwork in southern Africa from January 2013 to November 2013, and is now working on her dissertation.


Preschool Ju/’hoan Chilren, Omaheke, Namibia. Photo: Velina Ninkova

Velina is a member of the Indigeneity in sub-Saharan Africa group.

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