The complex interplay between Climate change, human security and resources nexus explains the violence experienced in Northwestern Kenya in the first quarter of 2017. Here is a great video by Kenya's NTV, which gives insights into the rather complex Laikipia case.
On February 3rd 2017, the University of Massachusetts' Boston campus will host a Pre-ISA (International Studies Association) 2017 convention event. ISA is "the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in fields of international studies since 1959" (http://www.isanet.org/). The 2017 ISA Convention will be held in Baltimore, MD between February 22nd and February 25th. Read … Continue reading Upcoming Events: Pre-ISA 2017 Convention and ISA 2017 Convention
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Insurance that pays out when forage coverage drops—known as index-based livestock insurance—is an elegant idea. Andrew Mude, an economist and principal scientist at ILRI, last month was awarded the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. The award, a major prize in agricultural research, is given by the World Food Prize Foundation and financed … Continue reading On selling insurance (not lottery tickets) to Africa’s struggling (stargazing) livestock herders–New York Times — ILRI news