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.
As development actions are increasingly being brought under the umbrella of top-down security and migration management the EU risks tipping the balance.
The Broker, supported by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), has recently started an explorative study on conflict sensitivity of Dutch Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) policies. Mali, Burundi and Ethiopia have been chosen as case countries. Recognizing the context specificity of FNS programmes and the uncertain and ambiguous relationship with conflict and stability, The Broker aims to identify what is already being done, formulate a checklist for “asking the right questions” and deepen the debate on conflict sensitive approaches in FNS programming.
13 July, 2017
Recent mass protests in Eastern Europe deserve our attention. The Broker aims to draw lessons from such movements’ conceptions to outcomes.
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.