Under Joe Biden’s presidency, there are certain expectations that the new US administration will pay more attention to and provide adequate support for addressing the fallouts of the terrorist attacks borne by Kenya over the years.
Essays present critical analysis and debate on a pressing issue in African peacebuilding.
One might therefore ask: why does Europe not understand the slogan "Please, I can't breathe," or "Black Lives Matter," as a symbol for the tragedies that Black people have had to endure for several centuries and the perpetuation of white privilege? Why does Europe find it so hard to understand that the condition for a peaceful and shared world depends on looking at history in the face, and confronting its own injustices?
On March 5 and 6, 2020 I was given the opportunity to be part of the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Search for Common Ground’s (SFCG) conference on “Rethinking Approaches to Chronic Crises in Africa: American and African Perspectives,” followed by a day of consultations with government agencies and think […]
I was honored to be a part of a panel on “Understanding Chronic Crisis,” featuring myself and two other African Peacebuilding Network (APN) alumni, Titilope Ajayi and Pamela Chepngetich, at a conference on “Rethinking Approaches to Chronic Crises in Africa: American and African perspectives.” The conference was organized by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) […]
Having worked in the gender-skewed field of conflict for over 15 years, I was very excited to be part of an all-women delegation of the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) African Peacebuilding Network (APN) alumnae to Washington, DC. We started our meetings with a panel discussion on “Understanding Chronic Crises,” at the conference held on […]
Editorial: Reflections on the SSRC-SFCG Conference and Consultations with Policy Makers and Practitioners, Washington, DC, March 5 – 6, 2020by African Peacebuilding Network
Reflections on the SSRC-SFCG Conference and Consultations with Policy Makers and Practitioners, Washington, DC, March 5 - 6, 2020.
In February 2020, one of the most influential women peacebuilders in Gbaya Community passed away at the age of 100 years. During her lifetime, Koko Didi1In Gbaya’s mother-tongue, Koko means Grand. It is a nick name for aged persons or grandparents. So, Koko Didi means Grand-mother Didi. She is officially identified as Zo’o Didi. I’m […]
Researching the Activities of Oil and Gas Corporations in the Niger Delta: Challenges and Lessons from the Fieldby Nyingilanyeofori Hannah Brown
Introduction This article is based on a study of how oil and gas corporation officials and community members understand and engage each other in relation to the concept and practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR).1Idemudia, U. and U. E. Ite. “Corporate–community relations in Nigeria’s oil industry: challenges and imperatives.” Corporate Social Responsibility and environmental management, […]
In spite of the legal framework supporting inclusive local water governance, women’s formal participation still remains minimal and at best reduced to tokenism.
This article is based on some of the findings from my APN-supported research in post-conflict oil producing communities of Nigeria’s Niger Delta. It focuses on women survivors of sexual violence in post-conflict communities and the various ways they cope with trauma and stigma.