By Marie Sandnes in Canadian Journal of African Studies
By Marie Sandnes, PRIO Policy Brief
2018: One-year diploma, 'PGCE / PPU', University College of Østfold, NO
2016: MSc 'Conflict Studies', London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
2015: BSc (hons) 'Politics and International Relations', University of Bath, UK
2012: One-year diploma 'Culture Studies' in Ghana and India, OsloMet, NO
Journal Article in Canadian Journal of African Studies
PRIO Policy Brief
PRIO Policy Brief
COVID-19 has quickly changed everything from our daily routines, to the policies of governments, to the fortunes of the global economy. How will it continue to shape society and the conditions for peace and conflict globally in the near future and long after we manage to get the virus under control?
The Sahel region is increasingly affected by transnational security threats which spill across national borders, such as insurgency, terror attacks, uncontrolled migration and illicit trafficking in commodities. A key reason for the persistence of those threats is the poor performance of the region’s security forces.
On 6 February, the PRIO GPS Centre hosted a meeting of the Research Network on Gender, Peace and Security. The network meets twice a year to discuss ongoing and new research projects and ideas, exchange information and accommodate research collaboration.
December 5-7, PRIO hosted a workshop titled ‘Security Force Assistance in Fragile States’. Involving 30 leading academics and practitioners from around the world, the workshop provided fruitful and stimulating discussions and will stimulate future research agendas.
As part of the workshop, PRIO arranged an open seminar at Litteraturhuset on Wednesday 5 December titled ‘Military Capacity Building as a “One Size Fits All” Solution to Norway and NATO’s Security Challenges in Fragile States’. The seminar was chaired by PRIO senior researcher Øystein H. Rolandsen, and the panel consisted of: Michael Miklaucic, of the US National Defense University and editor of PRISM journal; Ruth Hanau Santini professor at the Università Orientale (Naples); Emily Knowles, director of the Remote Warfare Programme at the Oxford Research Group; and PRIO research professor Kristian Berg Harpviken. Henrik Urdal opened the seminar and welcomed the audience and participants.
5-6 December 2018, PRIO and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) is organizing a
conference on Women and Peacebuilding in
Africa as part of a research project funded by The Carnegie Corporation of
New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.