Closing the environment-migration gap in climate policy and programmes in Kenya

By emmakelly|May 1, 2023|Publications|0 comments

Hussein Abdullahi Mahmoud, Padmini Iyer, Louisa Brain, Maissoun Hussein This paper explores mobility and migration in the context of strategies of adaptation to dynamic environmental changes in Tana River County of coastal Kenya. The study has three objectives. First, it critically considers the extent to which migration represents a strategy for adapting to environmental change and ecological degradation. For example, for whom and under what circumstances does moving serve as

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Kalyango Ronald Sebba

By tomjeffery|March 29, 2023|Uncategorized|

Kalyango Ronald Sebba is a lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at Kyambogo University, in Kampala, Uganda.

Kiya Gezahegne

By tomjeffery|March 29, 2023|Uncategorized|

Kiya Gezahegne is an Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology at Addis Ababa University

A theoretically decentralized but internally centralized system: How Kismayo municipality deals with emergencies

By emmakelly|February 20, 2023|Blogs|0 comments

Aweis Ahmed Somalia adopted a federal system in 2004, almost two decades ago, and its implementation started in 2013, almost a decade ago. I expected that the decentralization of power from the federal government to the regional states would pave the way for the decentralization of delivery services to local communities. However, during my fieldwork in Jubaland’s interim capital, Kismayo, I felt that a strict centralized structure exists within the

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A Shadow of Fear: The Situation of IDPs and Returnees in Afgoye

By emmakelly|February 20, 2023|Blogs|0 comments

Farhia Mohamud Afgoye district is 30 kilometers from Mogadishu’s capital; Southwest state’s interim capital, Baidoa, is 196 kilometers away from Afgoye. This distance creates a void in establishing a durable solutions unit and implementing those plans in Afgoye because of the security concerns present in the town. Therefore, the burden of receiving IDPs and returnees fell on the shoulders of the host community due to the absence of institutional support

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“We have impoverished each other”: the depletion of resources for  host communities and the dilemma of durable solution for the IDPs in the Konso Zone and the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia

By emmakelly|January 12, 2023|Blogs|0 comments

Ethiopia set a world record for internally displaced people (IDPs) two times (in 2018 and 2021) in three years. As of March 2022, an estimated 5,582,000 persons were displaced within the country due to armed conflicts and natural disasters. Konso Zone situated in Southern Nations Nationalities and peoples Region (SNNPRS) and Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State (BGRS) are among the regions badly affected by conflict and displacement. About one hundred thousand of

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South Sudan’s decades of displacement: Understanding return and questioning reintegration

By emmakelly|January 1, 2023|Publications|0 comments

REF and Samuel Hall Research This study explores the experiences of displacement, return and reintegration among South Sudanese refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The overall objective of the research is to understand the factors influencing displacement within and from South Sudan, and return to South Sudan from refugee hosting areas. Over 1,000 respondents were interviewed for this study between December 2021 and February 2022. Research locations included Juba,

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Inclusion of youth in conflict analysis for improved programming and policy responses to displacement in South Sudan

By emmakelly|January 1, 2023|Publications|0 comments

People in South Sudan have experienced decades of forced displacement and cross-border mobility, resulting in families split across the country and neighbouring Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. As of 2021, more than 4 million South Sudanese citizens were displaced, either internally or abroad. Over the past four years, over 500,000 refugees and over 1.1 million internally displaced people (IDPs) have returned to their habitual residence. The prominent role played by

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Gendered experiences of return and displacement in South Sudan: developing gender-sensitive policies and programming

By emmakelly|January 1, 2023|Publications|0 comments

People in South Sudan have experienced decades of forced displacement and cross-border mobility, resulting in families being split across the country as well as across neighbouring Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. As of 2021, more than four million South Sudanese citizens have been displaced. Over the past four years, over 500,000 refugees and over 1.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their place of habitual residence. This policy

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