This is one of five cross-cutting issues that have emerged from early research findings on large-scale land acquisitions in Africa. Read about how researchers are working with communities to increase their ability to protect their rights.
For peacebuilding processes to be sustainable, post-war security transitions must be carefully planned and participatory. These transitions often involve a reconfiguration of the entire security architecture, and include reintegrating former combatants and restructuring the military and police.
In the face of rapid urbanization and growing inequality, cities around the world struggle to improve security and living conditions for their people. Understanding the drivers of urban violence is crucial to finding solutions.