This study, by the Nairobi-based consultant hydrologist and civil engineer, Dr Sean Avery, is one of the outcomes of the AHRC funded project, ‘Landscape people and parks: environmental change in the Lower Omo Valley, southwestern Ethiopia’, run by Professor David Anderson and Dr David Turton between 2007 and 2010.
Dr Paul Chaisty, Dr Nic Cheeseman and Dr Timothy Power have been awarded over £700,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Reference: RES-062-23-2892) to study the dynamics of executive-legislative relations in Africa, Latin America and the former Soviet Union.
This project conducted by Dr David Pratten has explored inter-generational tensions and the mobilization of youth as a political category in southern Nigeria. Its focus has been to document the livelihoods and modes of sociality among young men in order for us better to understand the reported ‘crisis of youth’ on the African continent. In the course of the research new perspectives have been examined in relation to vigilantism, cults and masquerade.