1. The Leadership Crisis and Conflict Relapse in South Sudan
  2. Kenya Election 2017: The Perspectives from Mombasa
  3. What does it take to be a Member of Parliament in Kenya: Perspectives from Hon. Timothy Wanyonyi
  4. Talking Africa Interview with Prof Abdoulaye Bathily
  5. Book Launch: Theory of ISIS Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order
  6. First black woman professor at King’s College delivers inaugural lecture by Desmond Davies, GNA
  7. The Transformational Leadership of Late Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai
  8. Leadership and “Conversation” in Dialogue: Securing Peace in the Unromantic Contex
  9. New study analyses knowledge production on peace and security in Africa
  10. The Role of Mutuality in Leadership
  11. Gendered Differences in Leadership Styles
  12. The Contributions of Youth-led organizations to peace processes in Somalia
  13. Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Gambia
  14. Liberation Movements in Power: are they an obstacle to political transitions in Africa?
  15. Extractive Industry in Nigeria and the role of Leadership in natural resource governance
  16. Role of Research in Informing Government Policies
  17. Politics of evidence and policy-making in African states
  18. Corruption, Elections and Leadership Transition in Liberia
  19. Mark Simpson on Black History Studies and African Civilisations
  20. Role and influence of the military in Zimbabwe
  21. Role and influence of foreign actors in recent events in Zimbabwe
  22. Indifferent? Response of African Union on recent events in Zimbabwe
  23. Did governance of natural resources influence recent events in Zimbabwe?
  24. Special Magazine Edition on Kenya Elections
  25. Discussion on Supreme Court nullification of Presidential Elections Results in Kenya
  26. Kenyans ready to make their choice
  27. Kenya Election 2017 Perspectives from Kirinyaga County
  28. Hassan Abdille on Youth Vulnerability and Radicalization in Mombasa County
  29. Sureya Roble on Women and Radicalization in Mombasa County
  30. Jennifer Salahub on Safe and Inclusive Cities in Africa and the Developing World
  31. Setback for South Africa’s ICC withdrawal plan
  32. No winner of 2016 African Leadership Prize
  33. Pay bad African leaders to leave power – Obasanjo
  34. Obasanjo’s antidote to military coups in Nigeria
  35. Renewable energy companies accused of violating people’s rights
  36. Caroline Moser on Gender transformation in cities
  37. Mutuma Ruteere on Security, Violence and Racism
  38. Setback for South Africa’s ICC withdrawal plan
  39. The Gambia withdraws notice to leave the ICC
  40. Protests, Migration and Far-right Movements: African and European Insecurities?
  41. Kenya’s candidate for AUC Chairperson focuses on continent’s youth
  42. How has Obama’s Power Africa legacy fared? – Desmond Davies
  43. Conversations, Contestations and Coincidences: Brexit, Trumphalism and African dynamics
  44. Overly Optimistic? The Pulse on Africa’s Changing Economies and Demography
  45. Lecture on Peacebuilding, Leadership and Democratic Consolidation in Africa
  46. Situation of victims in systems of practice for dealing with gross human rights abuses
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
  1. The Leadership Crisis and Conflict Relapse in South Sudan
  2. Kenya Election 2017: The Perspectives from Mombasa
  3. What does it take to be a Member of Parliament in Kenya: Perspectives from Hon. Timothy Wanyonyi
  4. Talking Africa Interview with Prof Abdoulaye Bathily
  5. Book Launch: Theory of ISIS Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order
  6. First black woman professor at King’s College delivers inaugural lecture by Desmond Davies, GNA
  7. The Transformational Leadership of Late Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai
  8. Leadership and “Conversation” in Dialogue: Securing Peace in the Unromantic Contex
  9. New study analyses knowledge production on peace and security in Africa
  10. The Role of Mutuality in Leadership
  11. Gendered Differences in Leadership Styles
  12. The Contributions of Youth-led organizations to peace processes in Somalia
  13. Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Gambia
  14. Liberation Movements in Power: are they an obstacle to political transitions in Africa?
  15. Extractive Industry in Nigeria and the role of Leadership in natural resource governance
  16. Role of Research in Informing Government Policies
  17. Politics of evidence and policy-making in African states
  18. Corruption, Elections and Leadership Transition in Liberia
  19. Mark Simpson on Black History Studies and African Civilisations
  20. Role and influence of the military in Zimbabwe
  21. Role and influence of foreign actors in recent events in Zimbabwe
  22. Indifferent? Response of African Union on recent events in Zimbabwe
  23. Did governance of natural resources influence recent events in Zimbabwe?
  24. Special Magazine Edition on Kenya Elections
  25. Discussion on Supreme Court nullification of Presidential Elections Results in Kenya
  26. Kenyans ready to make their choice
  27. Kenya Election 2017 Perspectives from Kirinyaga County
  28. Hassan Abdille on Youth Vulnerability and Radicalization in Mombasa County
  29. Sureya Roble on Women and Radicalization in Mombasa County
  30. Jennifer Salahub on Safe and Inclusive Cities in Africa and the Developing World
  31. Setback for South Africa’s ICC withdrawal plan
  32. No winner of 2016 African Leadership Prize
  33. Pay bad African leaders to leave power – Obasanjo
  34. Obasanjo’s antidote to military coups in Nigeria
  35. Renewable energy companies accused of violating people’s rights
  36. Caroline Moser on Gender transformation in cities
  37. Mutuma Ruteere on Security, Violence and Racism
  38. Setback for South Africa’s ICC withdrawal plan
  39. The Gambia withdraws notice to leave the ICC
  40. Protests, Migration and Far-right Movements: African and European Insecurities?
  41. Kenya’s candidate for AUC Chairperson focuses on continent’s youth
  42. How has Obama’s Power Africa legacy fared? – Desmond Davies
  43. Conversations, Contestations and Coincidences: Brexit, Trumphalism and African dynamics
  44. Overly Optimistic? The Pulse on Africa’s Changing Economies and Demography
  45. Lecture on Peacebuilding, Leadership and Democratic Consolidation in Africa
  46. Situation of victims in systems of practice for dealing with gross human rights abuses
New study analyses knowledge production on peace and security in Africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

New study analyses knowledge production on peace and security in Africa


Nairobi, Kenya: The Nairobi and Kings College London based African Leadership Centre (ALC), has released a seminal report mapping how knowledge on peace and security in Africa is researched and produced. The report provides a rich array of visual and narrative assessment of data spanning  a 58 year period.

Speaking as a discussant during the launch of the report in Nairobi, Professor Ismail Rashid of Vassar College said that the piece of work was a demonstration of “big data at work in the field of peace and security in Africa” and was a sure sign that the type of scientific research undertaken was possible and, demonstrated a new way of working with data and related methods.

Damilola Adegoke, the lead author of the report and a Doctoral Fellow of the ALC, King’s College London, commented, “there is little or no study dedicated to the mapping of the state of peace and security research in Africa”.

The study uses and presents a range of data and evidence that first confirms, then details, what has been confined to anecdotal analysis. It concludes that, although research was produced on the continent, the bulk of this knowledge is dominated by institutions based in the global north. In Africa much of the knowledge production originates in South Africa then Nigeria and Kenya respectively. The report reflects most cited authors and their institutional affiliation and offers in depth commentary on authorship, how it is recorded and how this influences citations amongst peers.

Findings also include the gender and other identity markers of authors. The study found that the 20 most cited articles on peace and security in Africa had men as their primary authors at over 85 per cent. Moreover, there was no black African female scholar as the first author, amongst the most cited scholars.

This work also examines how the media, globally, covers, represents and engages experts on topical issues of peace and security in Africa. The report found similar patterns of underrepresentation and little or no visibility of academics and researchers, especially those based in universities, in the news; these individuals were rarely consulted as experts. This has a significant impact on research uptake by policy institutions and practitioners on the continent.

Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin, a Professor of Security, Leadership and Development and the Vice-President and Vice-Principal International, King’s College London, observed that “much of the research and ideas that inform those intervening and responding to conflicts and insecurity in Africa are produced within non-African institutions”.

The study and its report are a project of the ALC’s Data Lab – a repository of open data and data analyses, for security, peacebuilding and development related issues in Africa. The Executive Director of the Centre, Shuvai Nyoni praised the report noting that “transforming knowledge generation on peace and security in Africa by Africans, cannot be fully achieved without an understanding of the knowledge terrain”.

For Further information contact:

Nairobi: Landline:  + 254 (0) 20 387 0225 | Mobile + 254 721 143 495 | Email: info@africanleadershipcentre.org| London: landline: +44 7(0)2078481984 | Email: alc@kcl.ac.uk | Twitter: @ALC_KCL

The full report is available here for download

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