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Collaborators

Meet our researchers and institutional partners

 
CPAID will use innovative approaches to research across disciplines and beyond narrow academic concerns...building on our deep and long-term engagement with the cultures, politics, histories and security dynamics of many African countries.

 

Investigators 

 

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Professor Tim Allen is the Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and Professor of Development Anthropology in LSE's Department of International Development. He has expertise in the fields of complex emergencies, ethnic conflict, forced migration, local conception of health and healing, East Africa (especially Sudan, Uganda and Kenya), development aid and agencies and ethics of aid.

Email: t.allen@lse.ac.uk

  


 

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Professor Melissa Parker is a medical anthropologist at the Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

She has worked on a range of global health issues in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda including: mental health and well-being among war-affected populations; the control of neglected tropical diseases; emerging infectious diseases; the anthropology of evidence and public policy.

In 2014, she helped to establish the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform.

Email: melissa.parker@lshtm.ac.uk

 


 

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Dr Duncan Green is Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and author of How Change Happens and From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States can Change the World. He also authors the From Poverty to Power blog

Email: d.j.green@lse.ac.uk
Twitter: @fp2p

 


 

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Professor Mary Kaldor is a Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit in the LSE Department of International Development. Professor Kaldor also directs the unit’s largest research project, the Conflict Research Programme (CRP), an international DFID-funded partnership investigating public authority, through a theoretical lens of the political marketplace and the concept of civicness, across a range of countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Professor Kaldor is highly regarded for her innovative work on democratisation, conflict, and globalisation. She was a founding member of European Nuclear Disarmament (END), a founder and Co-Chair of the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly and a member of the International Independent Commission to investigate the Kosovo Crisis, established by the Swedish Prime Minister.

Email: m.h.kaldor@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Dr Tatiana Carayannis is director of the Social Science Research Council’s new Understanding Violent Conflict program and deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum.

She also leads a project on China’s engagement in Africa, The China-Africa Knowledge Project, convenes the DRC Affinity Group, a small brain trust of leading Congo scholars and analysts, and serves as a research director of the Conflict Research Programme and senior fellow at LSE.

She holds a PhD in political science (international relations and comparative politics) from The City University of New York Graduate Center.

Email: carayannis@ssrc.org
Twitter: @TCarayannis

 


 

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Professor Koen Vlassenroot is the Director of the Conflict Research Group (CRG) at Ghent University and the Africa Programme at Egmont Institute in Brussels. He is an international expert on conflict dynamics in Central Africa and conducts research on armed groups, conflict and governance, with a particular focus on eastern Congo.

Email: koen.vlassenroot@ugent.be
Twitter: @kvlassen

 



 

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Professor Alex de Waal is a Research Director of the JSRP and Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

He has worked in north-east Africa for thirty years, including as adviser to the African Union on Sudan.

Email: alex.dewaal@tufts.edu

 

Democratic Republic of Congo Research Team

 

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Papy Muzuri Batumike is a an independent reseacher in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He holds a Master's degree in International Humanitarian Law from USJ/Goma. Previously, he worked for numerous organisations, including the National Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, World Vision, and Youth for Peace.

Papy was an invited speaker at the DDR Reintegration workshop, 1-3 March 2017, hosted by Sweden's Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) in Goma. His presentation focused on ex-combatants’ cyclical – and not – demobilisation and reintegration in Masisi and Rutshuru Territories; it was based on research he co-designed and implemented between 2006 and 2016. 

Twitter: @MuzuriPapy

 

 


 

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Dr Tatiana Carayannis is director of the Social Science Research Council’s new Understanding Violent Conflict program and deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum.

She also leads a project on China’s engagement in Africa, The China-Africa Knowledge Project, convenes the DRC Affinity Group, a small brain trust of leading Congo scholars and analysts, and serves as a research director of the Conflict Research Programme and senior fellow at LSE.

She holds a PhD in political science (international relations and comparative politics) from The City University of New York Graduate Center.

Email: carayannis@ssrc.org
Twitter: @TCarayannis

 


 

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Dr Duncan Green is Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and author of How Change Happens and From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States can Change the World. He also authors the From Poverty to Power blog

Email: d.j.green@lse.ac.uk
Twitter: @fp2p

 


 

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Dr Godefroid Muzalia Kihangu is a professor at l’Institut Supérieur Pédagogique (ISP) in Bukavu. He also coordinates le Groupe d’Etudes sur les Conflits et la Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH), a research group focussing on Conflicts and Human Security based  at the University of Kiva. 

Godefroid obtained his PhD in political science at the University of Ghent in Belgium.

Godefroid's research interests include conflict analysis, the governance of the security sector and human security. Godefroid is also the coordinator of ResCongo, together with Prof. José Vuenzolo Banzozi, a network of Congolese researchers working on peace and security issues.

 


 

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 Thomas Kirk is a  researcher and consultant based at LSE. His research interests include the provision of security and justice in conflict-affected regions, social accountability, civil society, local governance and public authority.

Tom is particularly keen on exploring how power works from top to bottom in ongoing development programs. He has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Timor-Leste and Pakistan.

Email: t.kirk@lse.ac.uk

 


 

CPAID postdoctoral researcher Esther Marijnen

 Dr Esther Marijnen focuses on the study of violent conflict, nature conservation and public authority from a political ecology perspective, with a specific focus on the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Conflict Research Group (GRG), Ghent University. 

During her PhD research she analysed the multi-scalar politics of violent conflict and conservation in Virunga National Park, DRC which has  been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals.In her current research she explores how different rebel groups govern nature, and how they gain and enact public authority through various commodity chains, such as charcoal and fish.

Email: esther.marijnen@ugent.be
Twitter: @EstherMarijnen

 


 

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Samuel Keith Muhindo Balume is an independent researcher, photographer and cinematographer working in international development in the eastern DR Congo. Upon graduating from the ISC/Goma Higher Institute of Economics with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Administrative Management, he developed his skills in humanitarian photography and cinema at Yole!Africa. This non-profit association was founded by students at the University of North Carolina with the aim to raise awareness concerning developing in eastern DRC through artistic exchanges.

Samuel continues to serve as co-ordinator of a similar organisation, Light of Peace ASBL, a platform which supports widows, orphans, and elderly people in northern Goma and Shasha, Masisi Territory, by providing food, tuition, and clothing.

Twitter: @Samkeithmuhind1 

 


 

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Chrispin Mvano works as a journalist, photographer and researcher in North-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Chrispin holds a Masters in Social, Political and Administrative science from the University of Goma (UNIGOM).

Chrispin is specialised in the armed militias active in the region. In the past he has worked for numerous organisations including Reuters and Flemish news platform MO. 

 


 

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 Dr Patrycja Stys is a Research Officer at the Centre for Public Authority and International Development. She is working on networked dynamics of governance and cyclic violent and non-violent mobilisation in Central Africa.

Her previous research has focused on the politics of forced migration, conflict, peace-building, and post-conflict state and social reconstruction in the African Great Lakes Region. 

Pat received her DPhil in Politics and MPhil in Comparative Government (distinction) from the University of Oxford (Nuffield and St Antony’s Colleges, respectively). She is a Visiting Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne) and the University of Edinburgh.

Email: p.m.stys@lse.ac.uk
Twitter: @pat_stys

 


 

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Professor Koen Vlassenroot is the Director of the Conflict Research Group (CRG) at Ghent University and the Africa Programme at Egmont Institute in Brussels. He is an international expert on conflict dynamics in Central Africa and conducts research on armed groups, conflict and governance, with a particular focus on eastern Congo.

Email: koen.vlassenroot@ugent.be
Twitter: @kvlassen

 

Kenya Research Team

 

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Dr Laura Mann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Development at LSE. Her research focuses on the political economy of markets and new information and communication technologies in Africa. She received her Masters and PhD from the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh and her BSc in Environmental Policy and Economics from the LSE. 

Email: l.e.mann@lse.ac.uk
Twitter: @balootiful

 

Sierra Leone Research Team

 

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Professor Tim Allen is the Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and Professor of Development Anthropology in LSE's Department of International Development. He has expertise in the fields of complex emergencies, ethnic conflict, forced migration, local conception of health and healing, East Africa (especially Sudan, Uganda and Kenya), development aid and agencies and ethics of aid.

Email: t.allen@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Dr Jonah Lipton is an anthropologist and research officer at CPAID. His research looks at the intersections between African political economy, urban neighbourhood life, crisis, and humanitarianism, with a regional focus on Sierra Leone. 

His doctoral thesis, based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork immediately before and during the Ebola crisis, examines family life, work, and coming of age among young men in Freetown.  Jonah gained a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and studied for his PhD in the Department of Anthropology at the LSE. 

Email: j.h.lipton@lse.ac.uk
Twitter: @Jonah_Lipton

 


 

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Dr Kate Meagher is a Lecturer in the Department of International Development at LSE. She has expertise in the informal economy and non-state governance in Africa. She has carried out extensive empirical and theoretical research on cross-border trading systems and regional integration, the urban informal sector, rural non-farm activities, small-enterprise clusters, and informal enterprise associations, and has engaged in fieldwork in Nigeria, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Her research focuses on the changing character of the informal economy in contemporary Africa, and the implications of economic informalisation for development, democratisation and globalisation.

Email: k.meagher@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Professor Melissa Parker is a medical anthropologist at the Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

She has worked on a range of global health issues in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda including: mental health and well-being among war-affected populations; the control of neglected tropical diseases; emerging infectious diseases; the anthropology of evidence and public policy.

In 2014, she helped to establish the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform.

Email: melissa.parker@lshtm.ac.uk

 


 

Somalia

 

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Professor Alex de Waal is a Research Director of the JSRP and Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

He has worked in north-east Africa for thirty years, including as adviser to the African Union on Sudan.

Email: alex.dewaal@tufts.edu

 


 

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Claire Elder is a post-doctoral fellow at CPAID. Her research focuses on public authority and the political economy of state-building in weak states. She is currently undertaking two projects in Somalia - one on public contracting and political financing, and another on diaspora strategising and elite control. 

She completed her DPhil in Politics at Oxford University where she focused on the politics of diaspora return. She has seven years of research experience in north-eastern Africa, and formerly worked for International Crisis Group.

Email: claire.elder@lmh.ox.ac.uk

South Sudan Research Team

 

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Abraham Diing Akoi was born in Twic East, South Sudan.  He began his formal education in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, and continued his schooling and early higher education in Kenya and South Sudan.  In 2017, Abraham graduated from LSE with a Masters in Development Studies, and he remains part of the Pfal network.  He now researches for projects at the FLCA on themes of return, displacement and public authority.

 Email: abramdiing@gmail.com

 


 

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Ngot Mou Madut Mou speaks Dinka, luo, Arabic, and English. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor degree in Management from Universiti Technologi Petronas, Malaysia. He has worked with many NGOs including BRAC, Oxfam, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and ACROSS.

He is also an Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Panloy Ltd which manufactures cosmetics and detergents in South Sudan. Ngot is currently doing research for CPAID on magic and religious dimensions of war and peace in South Sudan.

 


 

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Bol Mawein Kuany has 13 years experience working with a range of INGOs including the World Health Organziation (WHO) and World Vision. In addition Bol has got a strong background and good experience in food security from where he worked with Vétérinaires Sans Frontières - Germany (VSF-G) as Food Security Field Officer. Bol has been doing research onmagic and religious dimensions of war and peace in South Sudan since 2016.

 


 


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Dr Naomi Pendle focuses on public authority, patterns of violence and local governance particularly in South Sudan.  Naomi has carried out ethnographic and qualitative research in South Sudan since 2009, with a particular focus on Nuer and Dinka communities. 

Her work on landscape, prophecy, local governance and peace has appeared in various peer reviewed journals.  She has also advised the UK and USA governments, and researched for the International Committee of the Red Cross among others. Her current research also explores local governance among refugees as well as the logic of the political market place in South Sudan.

Email: n.r.pendle@lse.ac.uk

 

Uganda Research Team

 

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Francis Abonga holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Gulu University.

Recently, Francis has worked on two major research projects: the Land Conflict Mapping Tool for the Acholi Sub-Region (UN Peacebuilding Fund/Human Right Focus) and the Joint Acholi Sub-regional Leaders Forum Customary Land survey (Trocaire/Democratic Governance Facility). He is also a trainer on fieldwork courses run by Ghent University, training colleagues in ethnographic data collection, interpretation and transcribing, and complex data entry and analysis.

Francis has also worked as a professional footballer having played for Gulu United FC (Gulu, Uganda), Sports Club Villa (Kampala, Uganda), Bantu Rovers (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe), Hanoi FC (Hanoi, Vietnam), and Boys Union Club “BUC” (Kathmandu, Nepal).

Email: alohfrancis@gmail.com

 


 

CPAID researcher Grace Akello

Dr Grace Akello is currently an Associate Professor, Coordinator of a pioneer Master of Medical Anthropology Programme and a Ruth Glass Fellow with residency at LSE.

Her training in Medical Anthropology was at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University, in the Netherlands - where she was a NUFFIC and WOTRO fellow respectively.

Since 2012, she has been a Research Fellow at the African Studies Centre in Leiden University. Her main research interests include how young people in complex emergencies and the context of HIV/AIDS identify, prioritise and manage their health complaints.

Her book, Wartime Children's Suffering and Quest for Therapy in northern Uganda  was awarded a PhD premium by the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, in the academic year 2008/2009. 

Email: akellograce@hotmail.com

 


 

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Dorothy Atim is a researcher in northern Uganda. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Makerere University and a post-graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management from Gulu University.

She has over five years experience doing clinical inter-personal psychotherapy with formerly abducted ex-LRA children 14-18 years old. Since then she has been involved in various research projects. Her interests are on mental health, gender-based violence, and reintegration of ex-combatants.

 


 

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Jacky Atingo is a researcher in northern Uganda. She holds an MSc in Development Studies with a major in Human Rights and social justice from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, a post-graduate diploma in Peace and Conflict Management from Gulu University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Makerere University in Development Studies

Her expertise is in the areas of sexual and gender-based. violence, children born into rebel movements, conflict, land issues, transitional justice and reintegration of ex-combatants. She is also interested in the accountability of the missing persons [re-burial of the missing person].

 


 

 

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Carolin Dieterle is a PhD Candidate at the LSE Department for International Development. Working with Professor Catherine Boone, she studies large-scale land investments in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Carolin is interested in the processes and actors involved in land investments and aims to analyse how the concept of ‘inclusive growth’ can be negotiated from national to local levels.Carolin has a BA in social sciences from the Humboldt University of Berlin and an MSc and MRes in development studies from LSE.

Prior to her PhD, she worked with the German Corporation for International Development (GIZ) in Germany and Cambodia.  

Email: c.m.dieterle@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Julian Hopwood has been based in Northern Uganda since 2006, and currently works on or provides support to a number of FLCA projects taking place there. He is actively involved in supporting the work of local partners, both individuals and institutions. 

Julian moved to the town of Gulu in the Acholi region towards the end of the Lord’s Resistance Army war on Ugandan soil, and has worked there and in the neighbouring regions of Karamoja and West Nile on post-conflict humanitarian and development programmes and policy, as well as following a range of research interests. Julian is pursuing a PhD at Ghent University.

 


 

 

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Dr Anna Macdonald is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. She holds a BA in modern history from the University of Oxford; an MSc in the Theory and History of International Relations from the LSE and a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London.

Anna's research interests are in conceptions of law, justice, statehood and social order in central Africa. She is currently in receipt of a Leverhulme British Academy research grant and also works as a research fellow on the DFID-funded Conflict Research Programme (CRP), which examines violence and political markets in Africa and the Middle East and the new ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID).  Her recent research has been published in Development and ChangeAfrica, and the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

 Email: a.macdonald1@lse.ac.uk

 

  


 

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Saum Nangiro is a management and research professional with 8 years of experience working with development agencies and local government in Karamoja including Catholic Relief Services, ACDI-VOCA and Karamoja Agro-pastoral Development Program(KADP).

Saum has worked on research projects with UNWOMEN, War Child Canada, and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on both the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) and CPAID.   

She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Public Management from Uganda Management Institute and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Makerere University Business School-Uganda. 

 

  


 

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Dr Ryan Joseph O’Byrne holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from University College London (UCL). Based on 16 months ethnographic fieldwork in the South Sudanese community of Pajok, his PhD research explored the contemporary and historical entanglements between customary cosmologies and evangelical Christianity in Acholi-speaking South Sudan.

Ryan is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, where he is undertaking research into the migration experiences of South Sudanese in Uganda. The focus of his Centre for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID) research is on how the dynamics of displacement and return migration link to diverse manifestations and negotiations of public authority. 

Email: r.obyrne@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Charles Ogeno holds a BA in Public Administration and Management from Uganda Christian University and an MSc in Development Management from LSE, funded by a scholarship from Programme for African Leadership (PfAL).

He has worked as Program Coordination and Development Manager with The Reconciliation Project since 2010 and as part-time secretary for the UK-based charity, Trust Child Soldiers, since 2014.

Ogeno's most recent research has been among South Sudanese refugees in northern and central Uganda, and alongside his own, independent research, he is currently working on Public Authority and Resilience-based projects with Ryan O’Byrne in the Center for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID).

Email: ogeno.charles@gmail.com

 


 

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Robin Oryem holds a Bachelor degree in Social Anthropology from Makerere University and is carrying out a Masters in Medical Anthroplogy at Gulu University. Oryem's research focuses on gender, sexualities, violence, resilience and local notions of healing and justice in northern Uganda.

He has previously worked as a research assistant for Professor Annemiek Rickters under her pilot study for transitional justice and reconciliation in Gulu. He also worked as a supervisor and field agent for Lango Youth develpment innitiative (LUYDI). 

Email: oryemrobin@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Dr Holly Porter is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and holds a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship with the Institute of Development Policy and Management (University of Antwerp) and the Conflict Research Group (Ghent University).

Holly's research has focused on gender, sexualities, violence, and local notions of healing and justice in northern Uganda where she has lived for more than ten years.

She is the author of After Rape: violence justice and social harmony in Uganda published by Cambridge University Press. Her work has also been published in journals including Africa, the Women's Studies International Forum, and the Journal of Eastern African Studies.

 Email: h.e.porter@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Dr Rebecca Tapscott is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, focusing on the relationship between violence and governance in illiberal democratic regimes.

Her current project examines strategic unpredictability as a non-traditional mode of state governance in Uganda through a study of citizens’ lived experiences of (in)security. Rebecca also has extensive field experience, having worked since 2010 on projects in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, Niger, and Nepal, for several development non-government organizations and research projects.

Rebecca holds a PhD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and previously worked as a researcher for the Justice and Security Research Programme at the LSE.

 


 

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Costanza Torre is a MRes student, working under the supervision of Tim Allen at LSE's Department for International Development.

She holds a BA in Psychological Sciences and Techniques and a MSc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Turin, Italy.

She collaborated with JSRP in Uganda while conducting research for her MSc, and has worked for LSE as an external consultant on psychosocial humanitarian aid.

Costanza is interested in issues of mental health, psychosocial support and processes of social reconstruction in post-conflict contexts, specifically that of northern Uganda.

Email: c.torre@lse.ac.uk

 

Other Contributors

 

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Jimmy Awany is a Senior Programs Officer with Justice Africa in South Sudan. He has worked with a number of NGOs on a range of governance and peacebuilding programs in South Sudan, and has built extensive practical experience engaging with civil society. He has previously supported JSRP’s research on the practices of customary and statutory courts in South Sudan.

He holds a BA in Social Sciences from Makerere University, and an MSc in Development studies from SOAS (supported by the Mo-Ibrahim foundation). His MSc thesis examined the organisation and character of ‘civil society’ in Sub-Saharan Africa and argued against crude conceptualisations based on western assumptions.

Email: jawany@justiceafrica.org 

 


 

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Professor Teddy Brett has been involved in research, teaching and practice in Development since the 1960s, first in South Africa at Witwatersrand University, then in Uganda at Makerere University in the 1960s and 1970s, and at Sussex University and the Institute of Development Studies from 1967 to 1992. He joined the Development Studies Institute, now Department of International Development at the LSE in 1993, and was a Visiting Fellow at Witwatersrand University from 2001 to 2005.

He completed his PhD in Political Science at the LSE in 1966, and has published extensively on African Political Economy, with special reference to Uganda and Zimbabwe, on International Political Economy, Civic Institutions and Development Theory, and participated in research and consultancy projects sponsored by the World Bank, DFID, and DANIDA. 

Email: e.a.brett@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Dr Matteo Caravani is a political economist lecturing the agrarian question in modern history and the history of economic theory at the Makerere Institute for Social Research (MISR) in Uganda. He graduated from the faculty of Economics, University  of Rome "La Sapienza" and he was awarded a PhD in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) University of Sussex, in Brighton.

Matteo worked as an international consultant for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) both in Palestine and Rome, for the World Food Programme (WFP) in East Africa, for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and for the IDS in London.

Overall, his research interests include social change, agrarian transformation and pastoralism in sub-Saharan Africa. At MISR he is a member of the Land research group.

Email: M.caravani@ids.ac.uk

 


  

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Dr Ernestina Coast is an Associate Professor in Population Studies at LSE.  She co-leads the MSc in Population and Development, and teaches on a range of topics including: Sexual and reproductive health; Migration; and, Research methods.  She has acted as adviser to organisations, including WHO, DFID, UNAIDS, Marie Stopes International, Population Council Mexico and DANIDA.  

Email: e.coast@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Donnas Ojok is a Programme Manager at the Uganda and South Sudan office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung  (KAS).  He also co-founded Refugee Innovation and Sustainable Enterprise – Urban Project (RISE-UP) and runs RISE-UP HUB which provides an innovative marketplace for products made by urban refugees in Kampala. 

Ojok is an alumnus of the YALI E/ African chapter and a PfAL Fellow at LSE, where he graduated with a MSc in Development Management in 2015.

Ojok’s research interests include forced migration, agricultural development and social innovations. At CPAID, he is teaming up with Beatrice Othol to understand the gendered dimensions of resilience and livelihoods recovery options in displacement & post-displacement contexts.

Email: donnasojok@gmail.com

 


 

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Beatrice Othol is a multi-faceted social innovation and sustainable development advocate. Beatrice holds a Masters from the LSE's Department of International Development. Her specialisms include ecological design thinking, gender and development, and post-conflict recovery.

Her current research focuses on the gendered dimension of resilience and the role of enterprise in post-conflict contexts in sub-Saharan Africa. 

 

 

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Professor Paul Richards is an anthropologist with field experience in the forest zone of Upper West Africa (especially Sierra Leone and Liberia).  Before retirement, he held chairs in anthropology at UCL and in technology and agrarian development at Wageningen University.  He now advises the Directorate for Research and Planning at Njala University in central Sierra Leone. 

He has expertise on agrarian insurgencies, post-conflict recovery of remote rural communities, and the Ebola Virus Disease. In 2017, Paul received the Lucy Mair medal for applied anthropology, awarded by the Royal Anthropological Society.

He is currently working on his seventh book, a comparative examination of the contribution of anthropology to the understanding of mental health. 

Email: paul@akaresearch.co.uk

 

Partners

 

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Governed by a board of directors, it fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues. 

 


 

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The Conflict Research Group (CRG) is a multidisciplinary research unit at Ghent University (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences). We are primarily interested in the micro-level dynamics of civil conflicts and concentrate both on the impact of civil conflicts on local communities, and on the links between local and global dimensions of conflict.

CRG's crosscutting analysis has led to the comparison of different geographical case studies, from Asia and sub-Sahara Africa to Latin America. Our research centres around three clusters: resources, governance and humanitarian aid.

 


 

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