Felicitas Bachmann

Senior Research Scientist

Socio-Economic Transitions Cluster

Phone
+41 31 631 85 83
E-Mail
felicitas.bachmann@cde.unibe.ch
Office
323
Postal Address
Felicitas Bachmann
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Innovative tools and approaches to foster social learning processes
  • Conceptual and methodological development of learning-oriented simulation games and training modules
  • Participatory processes and stakeholder involvement
  • Sustainable management of natural resources
  • Rural development
  • Impact assessment
  • Socio-economic and socio-cultural issues

Projects

  • Learning for Sustainability (LforS)
  • Eastern and Southern Africa Partnership Programme (ESAPP)
  • Desertification Mitigation and Remediation of Land (DESIRE) project

Further professional interests

  • Tools, approaches, and processes of institutional development and change management
  • Conflicts over natural resources / conflict management

Field experience

Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Bolivia, India, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

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2017

Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Bachmann, Felicitas; Alcántara-Ayala, Irasema; Fuchs, Sven; Keiler, Margreth; Mishra, Arabinda; Sötz, Elisabeth (eds.) (2017). Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains: Making the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction work for sustainable mountain development. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Bachmann, Felicitas; Alcantara-Ayala, Irasema; Fuchs, Sven; Keiler, Margreth; Mishra, Arabinda; Sötz, Elisabeth (2017). Disasters threaten sustainable mountain development. In: Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Bachmann, Felicitas; Alcantara-Ayala, Irasema; Fuchs, Sven; Keiler, Margreth; Mishra, Arabinda; Sötz, Elisabeth (eds.) Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains: Making the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction work for sustainable mountain development (pp. 8-11). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

Alcantara-Ayala, Irasema; Bachmann, Felicitas; Fuchs, Sven; Keiler, Margreth; Kohler, Thomas; Mishra, Arabinda; Sötz, Elisabeth; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Zimmermann, Markus N. (2017). Messages for policy-makers. In: Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Bachmann, Felicitas; Alcantara-Ayala, Irasema; Fuchs, Sven; Keiler, Margreth; Mishra, Arabinda; Sötz, Elisabeth (eds.) Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains: Making the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction work for sustainable mountain development (pp. 66-69). Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

2016

Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Bachmann, Felicitas; Borsdorf, Axel; Kohler, Thomas; Jurek, Matthias; Sharma, Eklabya (eds.) (2016). Investing in sustainable mountain development: Opportunities, resources and benefits. Sustainable mountain development series. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP)

2015

Valente, Sandra; Coelho, Celeste; Ribeiro, Cristina; Liniger, Hanspeter; Schwilch, Gudrun; Figueiredo, Elisabete; Bachmann, Felicitas (2015). How much management is enough? Stakeholder views on forest management in fire-prone areas in central Portugal. Forest policy and economics, 53, pp. 1-11. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.forpol.2015.01.003

2014

Gabathuler, Ernst; Ravaoharisoa Rabevohitra, Marie Victoire; Rakotondranaly, Natanaela; Bachmann, Felicitas (2014). Reboisements paysans sur les Hautes Terres centrales de Madagascar: capitalisation de projet de reboisement paysan et de ses impacts après 25 ans Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2013

Bachmann, Felicitas (2013). Radio Mampita - the powerful voice of rural people. In: Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Romeo, Rosalaura; Vita, Alessia; Wurzinger, Maria; Kohler, Thomas (eds.) Mountain farming is family farming (pp. 32-33). Rome: FAO

Bachmann, Felicitas; Fankhauser, Urs; Probst, Matthias (2013). Bougouni : setzt eure Mittel clever ein : ein Strategiespiel zu nachhaltiger Entwicklung im Sahel. Bern: hep-Verlag

2012

Bachmann, Felicitas (2012). Potential and limitations of organic and fair trade cotton for improving livelihoods of smallholders: evidence from Central Asia. Renewable agriculture and food systems, 27(2), pp. 138-147. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 10.1017/S1742170511000202

Gabathuler, Ernst; Eckert, Sandra; Ehrensperger, Albrecht; Bachmann, Felicitas (2012). Mapping and geoprocessing tools in support of rural advisory systems: Virtual globes, global positioning system, and geographic information systems: Simple applications, case studies, and guidelines. Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

Bachmann, Felicitas; Meessen, Heino (2012). Opportunities for women and men in rural regions/communities to improve their well-being through energy efficient and solar technologies (L4S module on energy efficiency) Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; de Graaff, Jan (2012). Decision support for selecting SLM technologies with stakeholders. Applied geography, 34, pp. 86-98. Oxford: Elsevier 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.11.002

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Valente, Sandra; Coelho, Celeste; Moreira, Jorge; Laouina, Abdellah; Chaker, Miloud; Aderghal, Mohamed; Santos, Patricia; Reed, Mark (2012). A structured multi-stakeholder learning process for Sustainable Land Management. Journal of environmental management, 107, pp. 52-63. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.04.023

2011

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas; Kläy, Andreas; Giger, Markus (November 2011). Reshaping Rural Extension: Emphasising Social Learning Processes And Stakeholder Dialogue (Unpublished). In: Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services: Linking Knowledge to Policy and Action for Food and Livelihoods. Nairobi, Kenya. 15.-18.11.2011.

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas; Kläy, Andreas (2011). Reshaping Rural Extension: Learning for Sustainability (LforS): An Integrative and Learning-Based Advisory Approach for Rural Extension with Small-Scale Farmers. Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

Reed, M.; Buenemann, M.; Athlopheng, J.; Akhtar-Schuster, M.; Bachmann, Felicitas; Bastin, G.; Bigas, H.; Chanda, R.; Dougill, A.J.; Essahli, W.; Evely, A.C.; Fleskens, L.; Geeson, N.; Glass, J.H.; Hessel, R.; J., Holden; Ioris, A.A.R.; Kruger, B.; Liniger, Hanspeter; Mphinyane, W.; ... (2011). Cross-scale monitoring and assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: a methodological framework for knowledge management. Land degradation & development, 22(2), pp. 261-271. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.1087

2010

Bachmann, Felicitas; Amanbaev, Alisher (2010). Impact Assessment: Organic Cotton in Jalalabad, Oblast, Kyrgyztan Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Chasek, Pamela; Reed, Mark; Requier-Desjardins, Mélanie; Sperlich, Stefan; Stringer, Lindsay; Bachmann, Felicitas; Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (2010). Monitoring and Assessment of Desertification and Land Degradation: Knowledge Management, Institutions and Economics: White Paper of the DSD Working Group 3 (UNU Desertification Series 9). Ontario, Canada: The United Nations University

Bachmann, Felicitas (2010). Wirkungsanalyse Helvetas Bio-Cotton Project, Kirgistan: System- und Zeitvergleich mittels quantitativer und qualitativer Daten (Unpublished). In: SEVAL Kongress. Bern, Switzerland. 9.-10. September 2010.

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas; Kläy, Andreas; Giger, Markus (2010). Reshaping Rural Extension: Learning for Sustainability (LforS): An Integrative and Learning-Based Advisory Approach for Rural Extension (Unpublished). In: First Intercontinental Meeting of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services. Viña del Mar, Chile. 02.11.-05.11.2010.

2009

Bachmann, Felicitas; Gabathuler, Ernst (2009). Learning for sustainability - LforS: Simulation games - a creative tool for interactive learning. In: Hoffmann, Volker; Christinck, Anja; Lemma, Manusha (eds.) Handbook: Rural Extension. Examples and Background Material, vol. 2 (pp. 371-374). Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

Bachmann, Felicitas; Rist, Stephan; Hoffmann, Volker (2009). Self-help extension: Farmer-to-farmer extension. In: Hoffmann, Volker; Christinck, Anja; Lemma, Manusha (eds.) Handbook: Rural Extension. Examples and Background Material, vol. 2 (pp. 76-83). Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas (2009). Learning for Sustainability - LforS: Training modules and workshop guidelines. In: Hoffmann, Volker; Christinck, Anja; Lemma, Manusha (eds.) Handbook: Rural Extension. Examples and Background Material, vol. 2 (pp. 480-483). Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas (2009). Learning for Sustainability - LforS: Stakeholder dialogue. In: Hoffmann, Volker; Christinck, Anja; Lemma, Manusha (eds.) Handbook: Rural Extension. Examples and Background Material, vol. 2 (pp. 375-380). Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas; Rist, Stephan (2009). Learning for Sustainability - LforS: An extension approach in small scale farming. In: Hoffmann, Volker; Christinck, Anja; Lemma, Manusha (eds.) Handbook: Rural Extension. Examples and Background Material, vol. 2 (pp. 97-112). Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

Bachmann, Felicitas; Rist, Stephan; Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan; Bachmann, Felicitas (2009). Promoting local innovation - a tool for sustainable rural development. In: Hoffmann, Volker; Christinck, Anja; Lemma, Manusha (eds.) Handbook: Rural Extension. Examples and Background Material, vol. 2 (pp. 354-365). Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

Zingerli, Claudia; Fry, Patricia; Bachmann, Felicitas; Flury, Manuel; Förster, R.; Kläy, Andreas; Küffer, Ch. (2009). Creating Spaces for Successfully Sharing and Producing Knowledge in the Environmental Sector. In: Integration in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research, Td-Conference 2009 (pp. 33-34). Bern: Td-Net

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Liniger, Hanspeter (2009). Appraising and selecting conservation measures to mitigate desertification and land degradation based on stakeholder participation and global best practices. Land degradation & development, 20(3), pp. 308-326. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.920

Bachmann, Felicitas (2009). Knowing the impact of organic cotton production: Results of Impact Studies in Burkina Faso and Kyrgyzstan (Unpublished). In: World Congress on Organic Cotton. Interlaken, Switzerland. 21.09.-25.09.2009.

Zingerli, Claudia; Fry, Patricia; Bachmann, Felicitas; Flury, Manuel; Förster, Ruth; Kläy, Andreas; Küffer, Christoph (2009). Kommunikationskompetenz: Eine Bedingung für erfolgreichen Wissensaustausch. GAIA - ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / ecological perspectives for science and society, 18(3), pp. 264-266. Oekom Verlag

Bachmann, Felicitas; G/Kristos, Tsega (2009). Trends and challenges in the Gergera watershed: Results from a socio-economic survey and focus group discussions at the Kushet, Tabia, and Woreda level Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2008

Fry, Patricia; Bachmann, Felicitas; Bose, Lisa; Flury, Manuel; Förster, Ruth; Kläy, Andreas; Küffer, Christoph; Zingerli, Claudia (2008). Von implizitem Know-how zu expliziten Thesen Inter- und transdisziplinärer Wissensaustausch. GAIA - ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / ecological perspectives for science and society, 17(3), pp. 318-320. München: Oekom Verlag

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Liniger, Hanspeter; Gabathuler, Ernst (2008). Decision support for effective implementation and up-scaling of SLM. In: WOCAT Symposium "Promoting Sustainable Land Management for its Local and Global Impacts", 20 October 2008, Bern, Switzerland. Proceedings (p. 14). Bern: CDE / NCCR North-South

Gabathuler, Ernst; Gareyeva, Aida; Bachmann, Felicitas (2008). Sustainable Pasture Management : LforS learning and simulation game. Bishkek, Kirgistan: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); CAMP

Bachmann, Felicitas (2008). Learning for Sustainability - Ein Instrument zur Förderung sozialer Lernprozesse (Unpublished). In: CIEA Seminar 2008 - Was macht Lernen erfolgreich?. Posieux, Switzerland. 19.08.2008.

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas; Gareyeva, Aida (2008). Sustainable pasture management: LforS Guidelines for trainers (Unpublished) Bishkek, Kirgistan: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); Central Asian Mountain Programme (CAMP)

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas; Baibagyshov, Ermek (2008). Soil and water conservation: LforS guidelines for trainers (Unpublished) Bishkek, Kirgistan: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); Central Asian Mountain Partnership (CAMP)

Giger, Markus; Maselli, Daniel; Bachmann, Felicitas (eds.) (2008). Desertification and Global Change: Innovative Management of Scarce Resources in Semi-Arid Areas. Experiences from development and research: Challenges for a better future. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); NCCR North-South

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Liniger, Hanspeter (2008). Guidelines for WB3 Part III: Stakeholder workshop 2: Selection and decision on prevention and mitigation strategies to be implemented (DESIRE report series 17). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Gabathuler, Ernst; Liniger, Hanspeter (2008). A methodology for appraising and selecting strategies to mitigate desertification based on stakeholder participation and global best practices Budapest, Hungary: Geographical Research Institute

2007

Bachmann, Felicitas; Schwilch, Gudrun; Gabathuler, Ernst; Liniger, Hanspeter (2007). Guidelines for WB3 Part I: Desertification and land degradation: Identification of existing and potential prevention and mitigation strategies (DESIRE report series 6). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Schwilch, Gudrun; Bachmann, Felicitas; Liniger, Hanspeter (2007). Guidelines for WB3 Part II: Assessment of conservation strategies (DESIRE report series). Bern, Switzerland: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

Bachmann, Felicitas; Gabathuler, Ernst; Kläy, Andreas (2007). Simulation Games - A Creative Tool for Capacity Building: Experience from the Learning for Sustainability Approach.

2006

Bachmann, Felicitas (2006). Simulation Games: A stimulating approach to active learning. Rural development news, 2006(2), pp. 52-57. North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

Bachmann, Felicitas; Gabathuler, Ernst (2006). Partizipative Lernprozesse für die Regionalentwicklung im Alpenraum - eine Methodologie: Studie zur Adaptierbarkeit auf den Kontext von Transitionsländern Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Kohler, Thomas; Bachmann, Felicitas; Ott, Cordula (2006). Status and Future of Mountain Research: Results of two Surveys by the Research Initative of the Mountain Partnership Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2005

Gabathuler, Ernst; Bachmann, Felicitas (2005). CONMICOM – conflict mitigation in communities: LforS learning and simulation game. In: LforS learning and simulation game. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2004

Bachmann, Felicitas; Nakhuntod, Praewpan; Roongwong, Attjala; Sonthisup, Patama (2004). Joint assessment of the Autodidactic Learning for Sustainability (ALS) programme in Thailand: Report from the follow-up visit (April 6-10, 2004) (Unpublished) Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

2002

Bachmann, Felicitas (2002). Erfahrungsaufarbeitung zur Anwendung des Ausbildungsinstruments 'Autodidactic Learning for Sustainability' (ALS) Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

  • Agriculture and Food Security (A+FS) Network of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Swiss Forum on Rural Advisory Services (SFRAS)
  • Schweizerische Ethnologische Gesellschaft (Swiss Ethnological Society)
  • Fachfrauen Umwelt (Women Environmental Experts)