Security in development and conflict contexts, including issues such as: local governance, education, religion, and gender.
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: Marie Rodet. Lead Organisation: School of Oriental & African Studies
Co-investigators: Friederike Luepke; Bakary Camara; Elara Bertho
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