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Livelihoods, conflict and mediation: Nigeria

This research is the first in a series of longitudinal studies into the impact of violent and non-violent conflict on lives and livelihoods, and mediation dynamics, in Nigeria and Somalia.
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Livelihoods, conflict and mediation: Somalia

This report is the second in a series highlighting learning emerging from a longitudinal study examining violent and non-violent conflict and mediation dynamics in Somalia and Nigeria.

Women carry water back to their homes in Wolgeba village in Halaba Zone - Image by UNICEF/ Nahom Tesfayeby - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Publications

Climate Adaptation Investments in Conflict-Affected States

This policy brief provides a call to understand risks differently and increase financial support, including climate adaptation finance.
Transporting water containers from distribution point. Credit: Photo by Jonathan Kalan (p-KEN0646)/ IFRC Publications

A review of tenure and governance in the pastoral lands of East and West Africa

This report looks at how increased pressures and competition for natural resources and pastoral lands in East and West Africa have affected pastoralists' governance and tenure systems.

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Somali region drought response - Image by Mulugeta Ayene / Unicef Ethiopia - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 News

Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the International Livestock Research Institute

SPARC partner the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) announces two new post-doctoral fellowships in anticipatory action and humanitarian relief and resilience programming.
Men unload sacks of onions in a farmers market in Bamako, Mali - Image by Dominic Chavez / World Bank - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Features

We need more action to reform how climate finance is raised, directed and accessed in West Africa

Changing the way that climate finance is raised, directed and accessed in West Africa is long overdue. Here SPARC shares what needs to be done.
A cattle trader at the animal market in Forobaranga, West Darfur - Image by Albert González Farran / UNAMID News

SPARC leads debate at the IGAD High-level Regional Conference on Land and Conflict in the East and Horn of Africa

How can participatory land use planning and informal and formal collaboration reduce conflict and support land tenure security? Our expert panels will discuss this and much more at this conference.

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