Jakkie Cilliers supports the current discourse of a rising Africa, but claims it is being disrupted by a lack of good governance, high inequality and population growth.▶
With so many conflicts emerging in Africa, the connections between these conflicts are becoming important. While conflicts are influenced by a diverse array of factors at local, national, regional and international levels, there is a need for poli...▶
During a signing ceremony on 20 June 2015, the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), commonly referred to as the ‘Tuareg Rebels’, signed the Algiers Peace Agreement – after a year of negotiations led by Algeria and three and a half years into...▶
How to base policies on dynamic context analysis.▶
The beginning of 2015 has been marked by violence in many parts of Northern Mali. Most prominently in Tabankort, Kidal and Gao, but there have also been attacks in neighbouring regions. Including in the first week of March, in the capital, Ba...▶
Engaging with local non-state actors provides opportunities for peacebuilding, especially in places where the state is absent and solutions should be sought within communities. In the third online debate of the Knowledge Platform Security & Ru...▶
Since 2012 Mali has been suffering from what at first seemed a sudden outbreak of armed conflict. This led to a military response by France. At that moment the conflict was predominantly framed as a battle against the rise of extremist Islamism. N...▶
Liberia has been hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. It makes sense to focus much attention to this country, as well as its neighbours Sierra Leone and Guinea. But Ebola is not just a crisis for Liberia Sierra Leone, or Guinea. The devastation it c...▶
Karlijn Muiderman is a knowledge broker on human security at The Broker. She was a programme officer for the Food First conferences and a policy member of The House of Representatives on international cooperation and globalization. She has also worked on independent projects as a freelance journalist.
Karlijn studied international development studies in Amsterdam, and journalism in Cardiff. She graduated from Amsterdam on ‘mitigation and adaptation strategies in the low coastal elevation zones in Trinidad’, and for her second Master’s on ‘morality as an alternative to objective reporting amongst development journalist.’
Her fields of interest are environmental sustainability and human security.