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COVID-19 – How do you eat an elephant?

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is a massive change.  Many, many assumptions have been tested and found wanting; and many people are wondering what to do next, how to adapt, and what the future holds.  But there are limits to conventional programming.  Adaptive programming, long theoretical [...]

By |2020-05-02T17:36:22+00:00April 30th, 2020|Covid 19|0 Comments

Security and Stability: C19 makes us all neighbours now

Introduction Covid-19 (C19) is not just a public health issue. It will have serious consequences for stability and security in many countries, with implications both for the countries themselves and for their international partners. Existing partnerships based on assumptions about a status quo that no longer exists will [...]

By |2020-04-09T14:03:03+00:00April 9th, 2020|Covid 19|0 Comments

Ethiopia: Same as it ever was?

Ethiopia is changing. Not always in the right direction; and not always smoothly. But it is changing. The population is growing; getting younger; is increasingly urbanised; but is stubbornly unequal in the distribution of wealth and access to services. And internal political tensions and politics pose an increasing [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:35:07+00:00May 21st, 2019|Ethiopia|0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Safety and access to justice

Introduction Zimbabwe has entered a new era. The incoming President, Emerson Mnangagwa, has determined that his government will represent a decisive break with the past; and has declared himself and his party to be the agents of change that Zimbabwe needs. Determined to end years of relative [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:49:02+00:00May 30th, 2018|Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Citizens’ voice and inclusive growth

IntroductionThe new president of Zimbabwe Emerson Mnangagwa has promised the people of Zimbabwe that his priority is reviving the economic fortunes of the country. He has committed his new administration to end the years of economic isolation by declaring Zimbabwe “open for business”. He has his work cut out. [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:51:41+00:00March 28th, 2018|Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Understanding citizen perspectives on change

IntroductionFollowing the change of leadership in Zimbabwe in November 2017, it may be useful to understand the implications of those changes; and to establish and analyse the context in which ordinary citizens exercise their agency[1] to navigate the various social, economic and political challenges that they faced on [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:55:02+00:00January 19th, 2018|Zimbabwe|0 Comments