For the past decade, foreign investments in land and agriculture (for mining, logging, infrastructure, agro-industries, and conservation purposes) have increased around the world, with Africa being a continent of particular focus.
This project will not only analyze how young people are affected by COVID-19, it will examine how they can be key actors in the response, mitigation, and evaluation efforts of pandemic policies and actions.
This collaborative project will contribute to policies and strategies to address the immediate and longer-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies, social cohesion, and governance in Benin, Burkina Faso, and South Africa.
The overall objective of this project is to promote the uptake of research findings from the cohort of projects “Combatting sexual and gender-based violence and improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in West Africa”.
The overall objective of this project is to propose effective strategies to counter youth engagement in violent extremism in Burkina Faso by developing new knowledge about the connections between economic opportunities and youth resilience to violent extremism.
Despite the broader commitment to ensure the increased participation of women in peace processes, evidence continues to show consistently low numbers of women’s engagement, coupled with the dearth of gender-sensitivity in the narrative and literature on peace and security.