Journalist Andrea Boehm writes about her professional stay in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a blog provided by the German Newspaper "DIE ZEIT". Further topics include Kosovo and war zones in general.
The Climate Change and African Political Stability Program is a five-year research program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, partnered with the College of William and Mary, Trinity College Dublin, and University of North Texas. CCAPS analyzes how climate change, conflict, governance, and aid intersect to impact African and international security. CCAPS is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's Minerva Initiative, a university-based, social science research program focused on areas of strategic importance to national security policy. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Institute for Security Studies with its head office in Pretoria, South Africa, and offices in Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal offers a huge range of resources concerning security topics in Africa (e.g. more than 200 e-books since 1996, studies, audio material, journals, news, ....). All of this is available online for free. [editors ilissAfrica]
The database of the University Library Bielefeld (Germany) offers free access to fulltext documents written bei members of the university. These may include working papers, articles, theses, dissertations etc.
Following UN Security Council Resolutions that considered the conflicts in the region to be a threat to international peace and security the ICGLR was established in 2000. The ICGLR's objective is to bring all the countries of the region together, to agree on a strategy thats brings peace and prosperity to the Great Lakes region. The work concentrates on
- Peace and Security
- Democracy and Good Governance
- Economic Development and Regional Integration
- Humanitarian, Social and Environmental Issues.
The ICGLR comprises eleven core countries (Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, co-opted countries (Botswana, Egypt, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe) and the "Group of Friends" (mainly Western countries). ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, multinational organisation, with some 130 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.On this site, you will find a lot of reports for free download.Crisis Group's approach is grounded in field research. Teams of political analysts are located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, it produces analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers. ... [according to site editors' information]
The ultimate goal of this association is to further our understanding of human response to climate change in a diachronic framework. On their website, you will find information about different (sub-)projects, publications and members. [according to site editor’s information] [supplemented]
Interdisciplinary network for the research on environmental issues in Africa. You will find information on participating scientists, on key topics of research and on events. Furthermore, you will find a fulltext of a doctoral thesis with the title: "Wildlife is Our Oil: Conservation, Livelihoods and NGOs in the Tarangire Ecosystem, Tanzania". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The research unit (RU) will investigate resilience, collapse and reorganisation in complex coupled social-ecological systems (SES) in Africa. Contemporary research shows that Africa not only is the continent most comprehensively affected by global climatic change and environmental transformations, but that societies, economies and environments are also massively impacted by forces of internal mobility and differentiation, violent conflict, economic globalisation and global environmental governance. Website informs about members, projects, cooperations, events and offers a project database to archive all research data. Additionally, all pictures, presentations, publications, and reports can be included. All data is provided with accurate metadata for searching and categorization purposes. Depending on the rights and the development process of the data, the access to download the data may be restricted. ... [according to site editor's information, editors ilissAfrica]
"The Swiss Peace Foundation is a practice-oriented peace research institute. We analyze the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation." On its Sudan Platform, you will find several fulltext articles and further information on the Foundation about its research on and in the Sudan. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]