Jeremy Lind - Research Fellow
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Dr Jeremy Lind is a development geographer with over 10 years research and advisory experience on livelihoods in conflict areas and the difficulties of aid delivery in such contexts, including one year researching the impacts of armed violence on pastoralist livelihoods in northern Kenya.
He is currently Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex and a Research Associate of the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining IDS in 2009, Jeremy was Lecturer of Human Geography at the University of Sussex, where he taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses relating to environment, development and conflict. Previously he was Research Officer at the LSE, where he researched changing approaches on aid and civil society in the post-9/11 context.
He has extensive fieldwork experience in north-east Africa, where he lived and worked for three years as a Research Fellow for a Nairobi-based international research institute. More recently he has worked in Afghanistan and India conducting research with international donor and aid agencies, local civil society, human rights activists and lawyers.
His advisory experience includes work with the DFID Livelihoods Resource Centre, World Bank, Overseas Development Institute, Oxfam GB, Christian Aid, Medicines Sans Frontieres-UK, the BBC World Service, and the British-Irish Afghanistan Agencies Group. He is co-editor with Andrew Catley and Ian Scones of “Pastoraliam and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins” (Routledge, 2012), co-author with Jude Howell of "Counter-Terrorism, Aid and Civil Society: Before and After the War on Terror" (Palgrave, 2009), co-editor with Jude Howell of "Civil Society Under Strain: The War on Terror Regime, Civil Society and Aid Post-9/11" (Kumarian Press, 2009), co-editor with Kathryn Sturman of "Scarcity and Surfeit: The Ecology of Africa's Conflicts" (Institute of Security Studies/ACTS, 2002), as well as author of numerous refereed articles and reports.
‘Seeing’ Conflicts at the Margins: Understanding Community Experiences Through Social Research and Digital Narrative in Kenya and Madagascar
Large development investment and local peacebuilding in rural Africa: building and sustaining peace at the margins’
Changes in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) in East Africa: Evidence, Synthesis and Data Mapping
Tomorrow Today: Development Frontiers in an Insecure World: International Security and the Implications for Development
The Futures of Pastoralism in the Horn of Africa: Pathways of Growth and ChangeRevue Scientifique et Technique 35.2 (2016)
This paper reviews pastoralism in the Horn of Africa region with reference to the basic socio-economics of pastoralism, and the use of mobile livestock production to generate income and food for human consumption. The paper also examines long-term trends in pastoralist areas which, at first sight, appear to be contradictory. More details
Reducing Violence in a Time of Global Uncertainty: Insights from the Institute of Development Studies Addressing and Mitigating Violence ProgrammeIDS Evidence Report 197 (2016)
This Evidence Report details key insights from the Institute of Development Studies Addressing and Mitigating Violence programme, which involved detailed political analysis of dynamics of violence as well as efforts to reduce and prevent violent conflict across a number of countries and areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. More details
Reducing Violence in a Time of Global UncertaintyIDS Policy Briefing 122 (2016)
The new Sustainable Development Goal to reduce armed violence is a welcome commitment but the prescriptive nature of its approach is problematic – there is ‘no one size fits all’. Rather, focus needs to be on how violence operates in particular settings. More details
Addressing and Mitigating Violence: Uptake Strategy, Year Four UpdateIDS Evidence Report 186 (2016)
The overarching purpose of the Addressing and Mitigating Violence (AMV) theme is to generate useful analysis to tackle policy dilemmas relating to ‘newer’ forms of violence and organised crime. More details
Tangled Ties: Al-Shabaab and Political Volatility in KenyaIDS Evidence Report 130 (2015)
In recent years, a spate of attacks has destabilised a swathe of Kenya’s peripheral counties as well as bringing terror to its capital, Nairobi. As violent insecurity spreads, it has fomented fear and stoked ethnic and regional divisions, precipitating security crackdowns and roiling the country’s infamously tumultuous politics. More details