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Rojan Bolling

Rojan Bolling

Rojan is a knowledge broker for Sahel Watch, the Inclusive Economy Africa, and the Inclusive Economy Europe programmes at The Broker. Rojan has a degree in social and cultural anthropology from VU University Amsterdam, where he gained a Master of Science specializing in Human Security. He is broadly interested in the field of international development, specific topics of interest include human security, peacebuilding, nationalist politics and conflict prevention. He has also been involved in The Broker's work for various knowledge platforms on Security Rule of Law, Inclusive Development (INCLUDE), and Food & Business.

How can FNS programming ‘do good’ in fragile settings?

On 1 February The Broker, supported by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), organized a workshop to conclude its project on conflict sensitive Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) programming in fragile settings. Bringing together policymakers, researchers and practitioners working on food security in fragile settings, this workshop served to share the lessons learned (captured in the final report), present the tool for conflict sensitivity that was developed based on the project’s main findings, and discuss ways forward for integrating conflict sensitivity and stability into FNS programming. You can download a full report of the workshop here.

Will development be short changed in Europe’s externalized foreign policy?

As development actions are increasingly being brought under the umbrella of top-down security and migration management the EU risks tipping the balance.

Exploring Europe’s ‘Squares of resistance’

Recent mass protests in Eastern Europe deserve our attention. The Broker aims to draw lessons from such movements’ conceptions to outcomes.

The Broker’s top recommended articles of 2016

With the start of a new year, the time has come to reflect on what has passed and look towards what is to come in 2017. A shortlist of 5 unmissable articles published by The Broker in 2016 provides a great start.

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