Borderlands, Conflict & Illicit Economies: Challenges for Humanitarian Action
‘Borderlands,Conflict & Illicit Economies: Challenges for Humanitarian Action’ is the first webinar of our 2020/21 seminar series. The webinar includes a presentation and discussion led by members of the GCRF-funded research project ‘Drugs & (Dis)Order: Building Sustainable Peacetime Economies in the Aftermath of War’. Drugs & (Dis)Order addresses the overarching question of how can war economies be transformed into peace economies? It focuses on the role of illicit drugs in nine conflict-affected borderland regions of Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar. The research team presents some of the key messages from the project’s flagship report ‘Voices from the Borderlands 2020’ and reflect upon their implications for humanitarian actors operating in drug and conflict-affected contexts.
Speakers: Professor Jonathan Goodhand, (SOAS), Chair, Patrick Meehan, (SOAS), Frances Thomson, (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) and Dan Seng Lawn (Kachinland Research Centre)
Chair: Louise Ball (SOAS)