Security in development and conflict contexts, including issues such as: local governance, education, religion, and gender.

Engaging communities in rebuilding post-typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

Communities are slowly being rebuilt after Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) struck the Visayas Islands in the Philippines in November 2013. Aid agencies, active on the ground in the immediate aftermath, have since left the region, leaving national and local government, policymakers and affected communities to respond to the long-term legacy.

Building peace in the new oil frontiers of Northern Kenya

Since the discovery of oil five years ago in Northern Kenya, explorations have spread to more than 30 drilling and testing sites. This has brought foreign investment, and in turn, new work opportunities, corporate social investment in schools and health clinics, and options for personal enrichment through contracts and tenders. In an area long inhabited by pastoralists, this rapid development has created tensions, resistance, and conflict around both access to new opportunities and also the impacts on lives and livelihoods.

Principal Investigator: Paul Collier.
Principal Investigator: Haia Al- Dajani. Lead Organisation: University of Plymouth
 
Co-investigator: Susan Marlow
 
Contemporary political volatility within the Middle East region has led to far reaching socio-economic upheaval and strife with a devastating impact generating mass displacement of Iraqi, Palestinian, and Syrian refugees to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey (UNCHR, 2014).

Principal Investigator: Marie Rodet. Lead Organisation: School of Oriental & African Studies

Co-investigators: Friederike Luepke; Bakary Camara; Elara Bertho

Principal Investigator: Monika Barbara Zurek. Lead Organisation: University of Oxford (School of Geography and the Environment).
Principal Investigator: Tamsin Bradley. Lead Organisation: University of Portsmouth
 
Co-investigators: Zara Marie Martin; Bishnu Raj Upreti; Kate Conroy; Ruth Pearson
 
Myanmar and Nepal are countries in transition. Both have recently emerged from long-term civil conflicts, and their populations have been afflicted by natural disasters.
Principal Investigator: Cecilia Tacoli. Lead Organisation: International Institute for Env and Dev
 
Co-investigators: Somsook Boonyabancha; Anna Maria Walnycki; Alice Marin Sverdlik; David Satterthwaite
 
Urbanisation in low-income nations presents both opportunities and immense challenges.

Principal Investigator: Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta. Lead Organisation: Institute for Peace and Security Studies

Co-investigators: Kidane Kiros Bitsue; Jennifer Elizabeth Hodbod; Edward Geoffrey Jedediah Stevenson; Fana Gebresenbet Erda; Emma Jayne Tebbs

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