Kristian Hoelscher has been granted YRT funding from the Research Council of Norway for the three-year project Political Transformation in African Cities (PACE). As project leader, Kristian will collaborate with Sean Fox from the University of Bristol, Jeffrey Paller from the University of San Francisco, Taibat Lawanson from the University of Lagos and Melanie Phillips from UC Berkeley.
Muslim humanitarian actors are increasingly recognized as important contributors in humanitarian and development efforts. In order to take the global partnership for development seriously, it is vital to understand this rapidly changing humanitarian landscape and how the whole range of humanitarian actors are working.
The new project, The Power of Ideas: Muslim Humanitarians and the SDGs (HUMA), will address this challenge. The project has today received 3 year funding from the NORGLOBAL Programme of the Research Council of Norway.
Congratulations to project leader Kaja Borchgrevink and her project colleague at PRIO, Marta Bivand Erdal!
The large PRIO-led project MIGNEX examines migration and development at the local level across Africa and Asia. A milestone was reached when the specific research areas were selected.
For tredje år på rad går antall drepte i konflikter i verden ned. Men de fleste konflikter i verden hører vi sjelden noe om.
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This year's Peace Address at PRIO will be given by Obiageli 'Oby' Ezekwesili 14 September.
Oby Ezekwesili is a Nigerian politician internationally most known for her anti-corruption work (co-founder ofTransparency International ) and her instrumental role in the #BringBackOurGirls campaigns.
Ezekwesili will be joined in conversation by PRIO Director Henrik Urdal and Laila Bokhari, State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The conversation will be moderated by Aslak Sira Myhre, Director General of the National Library of Norway.
The third 2016 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is now out.
The lead story in this issue looks at approaches to integrating gender into foreign policy, with examples from Australia and Sweden. The story is based on talks by Professor Jacqui True (Monash University) and Professor Karin Aggestam (Lund University) at the recent PRIO seminar 'Gender in Foreign Policy', held on 23 September 2016.
On 14 February, the population of Nigeria, Africa’s largest democracy, were supposed to go to the polls to elect a new president. This election might have proven a watershed in Nigerian history. The security problems in the north-east of the country have made the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) postpone the election until 28 March. This may prove an effective barrier for the opposition, and increase the risk of an explosion of violence both before and during the election.
Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, specialist on Nigeria, and PRIO Global Fellow, analyses the multiplication and intensification of the Islamist group Boko Haram's deadly attacks at the outset of this year in an interview for Libération by Jean-Louis le Touzet.
PRIO Global Fellow Ukoha Ukiwo is visiting PRIO this week (19-23. January). Ukoha holds a PhD in development studies from the University of Oxford. He is currently the Programme Manager at the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, a DFID funded initiative aimed at helping Nigerians better manage conflict and ensure a reduction in cases of violent conflict. He has also been Senior Lecturer at the Dept. of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt, and been a visiting scholar both at University of California, Berkley and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
While at PRIO Ukoha will work together with Gudrun Østby and Siri Aas Rustad with particular focus on the upcoming presidential election in Nigeria in early February. Ukoha will hold a seminar on this topic Friday 23rd at PRIO.
PRIO has been commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police to carry out a project on Nigerian immigration, human smuggling and trafficking in Europe. The project, which will form part of the CRPB programme at PRIO, will be led by Jørgen Carling.
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