Select a country in the map above or list below to find relevant staff, as well as publications, projects, news or events relevant to that region.


Bård Drange

Bård Drange

Doctoral Researcher

Jenny Lorentzen

Jenny Lorentzen

Doctoral Researcher

Kai Eide

Kai Eide

PRIO Visiting Fellow at Brookings

Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

Research Director

Øystein H. Rolandsen

Øystein H. Rolandsen

Senior Researcher


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Benjaminsen, Tor Arve & Boubacar Ba (2018) Why do pastoralists in Mali join jihadist groups? A political ecological explanation, The Journal of Peasant Studies. DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2018.1474457.
Benjaminsen, Tor Arve; Koffi Alinon; Halvard Buhaug & Jill Tove Buseth (2012) Does Climate Change Drive Land-Use Conflicts in the Sahel?, Journal of Peace Research 49(1): 97–111.

Book Chapter

Carling, Jørgen (2016) West and Central Africa, in McAuliffe, Marie; & Frank Laczko, eds, Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: a Global Review of the Emerging Evidence Base. Geneva: International Organization for Migration (25–53).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Montclos, Marc-Antoine Pérouse de (2019) Le scientifique, le politique, le Mali et la France: la quadrature du cercle? [The scientist, the politician, Mali and France: squaring the circle?], Journal Canadian Journal of African Studies 53(3): 397–402.

Popular Article

Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; John Karlsrud & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2013) Vil aggressive fredsoperasjoner løse Malis humanitære krise? [Will Aggressive Peace Operations Solve the Humanitarian Crisis in Mali?], Bistandsaktuelt, 20 September.

PRIO Report

Conference Paper

Lorentzen, Jenny (2019) Women’s Inclusion as Emerging Practice in Peace Negotiations, presented at 60th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, 30 March 2019.
Lorentzen, Jenny (2019) Women as “New Security Actors” in the Fight Against Violent Extremism in Mali, presented at 60th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, 28 March 2019.
Lorentzen, Jenny (2018) Women’s Roles in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Mali, presented at 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Fracisco, USA, 4 March 2018.

PRIO Policy Brief

Sakor, Bintu Zahara (2020) Youth Bulges in the Sahel: A Demographic Threat?, PRIO Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny (2017) Women and the Peace Process in Mali, GPS Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Marsh, Nicholas; Øystein H. Rolandsen; Julian Karssen & Marie Sandnes (2020) Compounding Fragmentation: Security Force Assistance to Fragile States in the Sahel and Horn of Africa, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny; Nana Alassane Toure & Bassirou Gaye (2019) Women’s Participation in Peace and Reconciliation Processes in Mali, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Lorentzen, Jenny (2018) Les femmes dans le processus de paix au Mali [Women and the Peace Process in Mali], Mars 2018. Observatoire Boutros-Ghali du maintien de la paix.


Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update – December 2017, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.

Blog Posts

Can Mali’s democracy wait?

Posted by Ole Sevrin Nydal on Friday, 4 September 2020

Mali cannot afford another rushed and destabilizing election process. Sustaining and strengthening international cooperation should be the first priority, even if this implies a temporary military regime. No surprise, but very inconvenient Mali’s recent coup – the third in three decades – came as no surprise. An escalating civil war, ... Read more »

Mali’s Coup Leaves a Leadership Vacuum: Can the country rebuild stronger?

Posted by Zoë Gorman & Marie Sandnes on Thursday, 27 August 2020

In the early morning hours of Wednesday 19 August, the Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) appeared on national TV to resign after a military junta had arrested him, the prime minister and several other members of the administration the day before. Motivated by dissatisfaction of military salaries and political ... Read more »

COVID-19 in Conflict-Torn Mali

Posted by Marie Sandnes on Thursday, 2 April 2020

Coronavirus has killed thousands of people, traumatised the global economy, and has huge impacts on people’s everyday life due to government restrictions in an attempt to flatten the curve. But what impact can COVID-19 have when reaching states with weak governing capacity, limited health care services, and with high levels ... Read more »

Women’s Inclusion in the Peace Process in Mali

Posted by Jenny Lorentzen on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Women have been marginalized throughout the Malian peace process and their inclusion has received little priority, contrary to UN Security Council resolutions on the involvement of women in peace processes. Although legislation and policy frameworks promoting their inclusion are in place, implementation is lagging behind. Despite difficulties in the Malian ... Read more »