TMG Think Tank for Sustainability

Nicole Paganini

Programme Lead - Urban Food Futures

Nicole's research focuses on rethinking the urban-food nexus for more inclusive and resilient urban futures. Her specific interests include the right to food, co-creation of knowledge with local communities, and feminist research approaches. Nicole obtained a PhD from Hohenheim University for her work on a food justice perspective in urban agriculture.

Nicole Paganini
The Megatrend Concept and Reflections on it

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The Megatrend Concept and Reflections on it

An opinion brief from the Urban Food Futures programme reflecting on the concept of megatrends as an approach to address the transformation of African urban and food systems

Written by Gareth Haysom, Nicole Paganini

Published on Sep 20, 2023

Culinary Canvas: Exploring Intersectionality and Crises through Cape Town's Feminist Flavors

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Culinary Canvas: Exploring Intersectionality and Crises through Cape Town's Feminist Flavors

An opinion brief from the Urban Food Futures programme analysing the role of social capital in building resilience against polycrises from a gender perspective.

Written by Nicole Paganini, Zayaan Khan

Published on Sep 20, 2023

Getting the story right and telling it well

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Getting the story right and telling it well

This Chapter featured in "Writing Together" published by transcript Verlag, authored by Nicole Paganini & Sanelisiwe Nyaba (Mimi), explores the decolonization of research & academic writing through storytelling and collaborative writing.

Written by Sanelisiwe Nyaba, Nicole Paganini

Published on Sep 20, 2023

Verskillende we ë om stedelike voedselstelsels te transformeer

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Verskillende we ë om stedelike voedselstelsels te transformeer

Geleidelik besef die reg op voedsel deur 'n versterkte informele sektor.

Written by Nicole Paganini, Jes Weigelt

Published on Jul 19, 2023

Iindlela zokutshintsha imisebenzi yokuveliswa kuye ekutyiweni kokutya ezidolophini

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Iindlela zokutshintsha imisebenzi yokuveliswa kuye ekutyiweni kokutya ezidolophini

Ndaphelelela ukufinyelela ingxaki yokutya ngokungathengi ngokulawulo ngokuzimele.

Written by Nicole Paganini, Jes Weigelt

Published on Jul 19, 2023

Voies à emprunter pour transformer les systèmes alimentaires urbains

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Voies à emprunter pour transformer les systèmes alimentaires urbains

Progressivement réaliser le droit à l'alimentation grâce à un secteur informel renforcé.

Written by Nicole Paganini, Jes Weigelt

Published on Jul 19, 2023

Njia za  kubadilisha  mifumo ya  chakula mijini

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Njia za kubadilisha mifumo ya chakula mijini

Kutimiza kwa taratibu haki ya chakula kupitia sekta isiyo rasmi iliyoimarishwa.

Written by Nicole Paganini, Jes Weigelt

Published on Jul 19, 2023

Pathways to transform urban food systems

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Pathways to transform urban food systems

Progressively realizing the right to food through a strengthened informal sector

Written by Nicole Paganini, Jes Weigelt

Published on Mar 23, 2023

A Human Rights-Based Approach to Food Security in Kenya and South Africa

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A Human Rights-Based Approach to Food Security in Kenya and South Africa

Exploring rights-based approaches to food security in low-income urban settings

Written by Elizabeth Kimani-Murage, Maureen Gitagia, David Osogo, Antonina Mutoro, Nicole Paganini

Published on Mar 1, 2023

Cape Town’s Food and Nutrition Crisis: Crafting systemic responses to systemic challenges

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Cape Town’s Food and Nutrition Crisis: Crafting systemic responses to systemic challenges

Highlights of policy event held from 18-19 November 2022 in Cape Town.

Written by Luke Metelerkamp, Lena Bassermann, Nicole Paganini

Published on Feb 10, 2023

What's cooking? Adding critical feminist research to the pot

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What's cooking? Adding critical feminist research to the pot

How community kitchens, school feeding programmes and informal savings schemes support communities in time of crises and food insecurity

Written by J. Battersby, K. Ben-Zeev, N. Buthelezi, I. Fabricci, M. Fakazi, S. Kiragu-Wissler, Y. Magazi, P. Njoroge, H. Nyaba, S. Nyaba, M. Nyambura, A. Owade, N. Paganini, C. Peters, W. Peukers, P. Silwana, E. Sango, J. Weru

Published on Oct 27, 2022

Food Flows: Community kitchens and gardens in Gugulethu, Cape Town

Info Brief

Food Flows: Community kitchens and gardens in Gugulethu, Cape Town

Mapping existing community kitchens and gardens in the informal settlement Gugulethu in Cape Town

Written by Deon Lottering, Kathrin Krause, Nomonde Buthelezi, Busi Selena, Pamela Silwana, Nicole Paganini, Jane Battersby, Gareth Haysom

Published on Mar 17, 2022

Urban Commons: Community kitchens, saving schemes, and school feeding programmes

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Urban Commons: Community kitchens, saving schemes, and school feeding programmes

Exploring the potential urban commons hold as spaces for social cohesion and nutrition justice

Written by Jane Battersby, Keren Ben-Zeev, Nomonde Buthelezi, Matilda Fazaki, Serah Kiragu-Wissler, Patrick Njoroge, Sanelisiwe Nayaba, Atula Owade, Nicole Paganini, Caroline Peters, Wendy Peuker, Pamela Silwana, Edouard Sango, Mary Wambui, Samuel Wairimu,Jane Weru

Published on Mar 17, 2022

Ten Facts about Urban Agriculture in Ouagadougou

Info Brief

Ten Facts about Urban Agriculture in Ouagadougou

Factsheet on farming in Burkina Faso's capital city

Written by Nicole Paganini, Haidee Swanby, Samuel Wairimu, Edouard Sango

Published on Dec 2, 2021

Ten Facts about Urban Agriculture in Cape Town

Info Brief

Ten Facts about Urban Agriculture in Cape Town

Factsheet on farming in South Africa's second city

Written by Nicole Paganini, Haidee Swanby, Samuel Wairimu, Edouard Sango

Published on Dec 2, 2021

Ten Facts about Urban Agriculture in Nairobi

Info Brief

Ten Facts about Urban Agriculture in Nairobi

Factsheet on farming in the Kenyan capital

Written by Nicole Paganini, Haidee Swanby, Samuel Wairimu, Edouard Sango

Published on Dec 2, 2021

Dialing up Critical Feminist Research as Lockdown Dialed us Down: How a Pandemic Sparked Community Food Dialogs in Cape Town, South Africa

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Dialing up Critical Feminist Research as Lockdown Dialed us Down: How a Pandemic Sparked Community Food Dialogs in Cape Town, South Africa

A co-authored paper reporting on household food security during the pandemic in four neighborhoods of the Cape Flats

Written by Nicole Paganini, Keren Ben-Zeev, Khutala Bokolo, Nomonde Buthelezi, Sanelisiwe Nyaba, Haidee Swanby

Published on Nov 15, 2021

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