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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Non-state governance: “We need to go back to a more fundamental question: should we be there in the first place?”read more
Now that the post-2015 agenda is developing into an integrated framework, how will it define the conflict paradigm?read more
A recent UN workshop highlighted the ‘blind spot’ of men and boys as victims of sexual violence in conflict.read more
Africa remains doomed. This is what the Failed States Index 2013 claims. Three-quarters of the continent is portrayed as ‘critical’, and the other quarter as ‘in danger’ or ‘borderline’.read more