Researchers are examining how and why local peace-building efforts succeed in minimising violence in contexts where there are large new investments, focusing on the remote rural areas of Kenya and Sierra Leone, and its impacts on the poor in marginal rural areas.
Principal Investigator: Yusuf Sayed. Lead Organisation: University of Sussex
Co-investigators: Naureen Durrani; Mario Novelli; Angeline M Barrett
Exploration of causal theories of conflict participation and empirical research on post-conflict development by measuring subjective and objective empowerment and disempowerment in context.
As more people connect to social media in Africa, expectations for real-time information pose new challenges concerning the flow of information related to security. This project explores the role social media plays in documenting and driving security in East and West Africa.