Current research projects

This is a list of current research project at the Institute - in alphabetical order.


Battles over boundaries - contested devolution in Kenya and Uganda
(started in 2016). Anders Sjögren

Between Big Man Politics and Democratisation: Local Perceptions and Individual Agency in Processes of Electoral Violence
(started in 2012).  Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Jesper Bjarnesen, Mats Utas, Jonathan Hall and Angela Muvumba Sellström.

Conflict and State building in the Horn of Africa
(started in 2010). Redie Bereketeab

Changing Urban to Rural movements in Angola and Mozambique
(started in 2015). Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues

Demagogues of Hate or Shepherds of Peace: Why ‘Warlord Democrats’ (Re)securitize Wartime Identities
(started in 2014). Anders Themnér, Roxanna Sjöstedt and Mimmi Söderberg-Kovacs

Dynamics of Violent Conflicts since the Wave of Democratization in West Africa: Riots, Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies
(started in 2015). Victor Adetula

Exploring Urban Dynamics of Displacement and Emplacement in the Burkina Faso-Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space
(started in 2013). Jesper Bjarnesen

Governance of large-scale irrigation system in the Tana area, Northern Ethiopia
(started in 2013). Atakilte Beyene

Invisible Displacements. Between Labour Migration and Forced Displacement in the Burkina Faso-Côte d Ivoire Transnational
(started in 2016). Jesper Bjarnesen

Making new mine towns and reviving old ones in Africa’s Copperbelt
(started in 2015). Patience Mususa

The practice and politics of urban climate mitigation and adaptation efforts at the margins
(started in 2018). Patience Mususa, Stephen Marr, Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, Marwa Dabaieh and Jonathan Makuwira.

Small-scale mining, natural resources and development in Burkina Faso
(started in 2014). Cristiano Lanzano

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso-Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space
(started in 2014). Jesper Bjarnesen

Water politics in the Nile basin – emerging land acquisitions and the hydropolitical landscape
(started in 2013). Terje Oestigaard and Mats Hårsmar

Water and food – Africa in a global context
(started in 2014). Terje Oestigaard

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