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Covid-19 RCCE Strategies for Cross-Border Movement in Eastern and Southern Africa

This brief focuses on cross-border movement in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) and its implications for development of risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) strategies aimed at preventing transmission of COVID-19 in the ESA region. Given the extensive risk of cross-border...

Leslie Jones
Megan Schmidt-Sane

4 August 2020

Journal Article

Resource Warfare, Pacification and the Spectacle of ‘Green’ Development: Logics of Violence in Engineering Extraction in Southern Madagascar

Political Geography Vol 81

Bringing political ecology's concern with the critical politics of nature and resource violence into dialogue with key debates in political geography, critical security studies and research on the geographies and phenomenology of violence and warfare, this paper explores strategies ‘from...

Yvonne Orengo

1 August 2020

Journal Article

Youth and Food Systems Transformation

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

What, if anything, is special about youth with respect to engagement in food systems? This question is important, owing to the size of the current demographic cohort of youth, globally but especially in the majority world, as well as the large stake, and strong influence, that today's youth will...

21 July 2020


The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation

Why is uncertainty so important to politics today? To explore the underlying reasons, issues and challenges, this book’s chapters address finance and banking, insurance, technology regulation and critical infrastructures, as well as climate change, infectious disease responses, natural...

14 July 2020


Background Paper: COVID-19 Forced Displacement in the Middle East and East Africa

This background paper presents considerations on how the COVID-19 pandemic is accentuating existing vulnerabilities of populations forcibly displaced by war (refugees, asylum-seekers, internally-displaced and stateless persons), in settings across East Africa and the Middle East. In addition to...

Dianne Duclos
Jennifer Palmer

6 July 2020

Journal Article

China’s Role in Africa’s Energy Transition: a Critical Review of its Intensity, Institutions, and Impacts

Energy Research & Social Science;Volume 68, October 2020, 101578

China is playing an ever important role in Africa's energy transition, mainly via its massive investment and loans on various energy infrastructure projects ranging from extractive activities in oil and gas industries, power generation facilities including both traditional and renewable energy...

1 July 2020