BICC and INEF congratulate Herbert Wulf on his 80th birthday

BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) and INEF (Institute for Development and Peace) warmly congratulate Professor Dr Herbert Wulf on his 80th birthday. He is still actively engaged in research as well as in an advisory capacity, amongst other things, as Associate Researcher with BICC and Adjunct Senior Researcher with INEF.



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Before and Beyond Al-Shabaab: National Islamic Councils, Contentious Politics and the Rise of Jihadism in East Africa
Saalfeld, Jannis

Following the 2010 Kampala bombings and the high-profile attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall in 2013, research on violent extremism in East Africa has focused on Al-Shabaab’s evolution into a persistent transnational security threat. However, the regional advent of Jihadism(s) predates the onset of Somalia’s present civil war. Examining broader historical patterns of politico-religious mobilisation, the report argues that the genesis and expansion of militant Islamist networks in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique can be attributed, among other things, to the failure of largely non-Muslim post-colonial ruling elites to effectively regulate the Islamic sphere. Specifically, it shows how the disintegration of Muslim contestation movements created a political environment conducive to collective radicalisation. By shedding light on this development, the report provides evidence that while the timing and escalatory dynamics of Jihadist violence and radicalisation have depended on specific domestic context conditions, the overarching trajectories of contentious Muslim politics that have unfolded in East Africa’s religiously heterogeneous societies share crucial similarities.

Download the INEF-Report here.


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Improving Smallholders’ Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change in Burkina Faso: The Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters Programme (BRACED) (AVE-Study 19/2019)
Herold, Jana

This study seeks to analyse the perceived impacts on food security and poverty reduction of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme in Burkina Faso. Besides positive impacts on people’s food security and poverty reduction, the beneficiaries also emphasised the social effects of the project activities, which led to an improvement of the social cohesion, mutual help and support in the villages.

The article can be downloaded here.


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FriEnt Study 07/2019
Land and Conflict Prevention: How integrated solutions can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Furthering interlinkages between different Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) and its partners have compiled a dossier with good practices, political achievements, challenges, and lessons learned in the prevention of violence in struggles over land and natural resources.
INEF researchers Dr Karin Gaesing and Jana Herold contributed the article “Peacebuilding starts at home – Gender-just access to land for escaping hunger and for peaceful and inclusive societies”, which is based on the results of the BMZ funded project “Ways out of extreme poverty, vulnerability and food insecurity”.

The FriEnt Study can be downloaded here.


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Mobility of Labour versus Capital: A Global Governance Perspective (Global Trends. Analysis 01/2019)
Rosewarne, Stuart / Piper, Nicola

The mobility of people can engender positive effects for global economic development. Yet, migration has not been backed by an internationally-endorsed governance architecture as was the case with the liberalisation of international trade or finance. The challenge lies in advancing the development promise of international migration and reconciling it with the integrity of national sovereignty without compromising human rights.

In the latest issue of GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS Stuart Rosewarne and Nicola Piper characterise this challenge as the securitisation-liberalisation paradox wich also reveals itself in the UN’s Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration. The authors advocate a broader focus on migration, including a better understanding of its various forms, and a rights-based approach in migration governance.



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INEF cooperates with the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), the Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) and the platform Plattform Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung e.V. in the field of application orientation and policy advice.

In the field of research and graduation the INEF participates in the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) as well as the UAR Graduate Centre for Development Studies. 

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