In Africa, our research concentrates on Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

Our researchers’ in-depth expertise on societal, political and security dimensions in each of these three countries enables us to understand the particularities of them.

The work package will analyze the relationship between public police and local people in specific environments (e.g. urban, remote, coastal), and between police and population sectors (e.g. youth, women, elders, clans, nomads, Christians). Another important aspect for the work package is to assess the ways in which perceptions of security and justice shift according to environmental or structural factors and the availability of ICT, and to better understand how the demographic background influences feelings of (in)security.

Prof. Dr. Alice Hills of Durham University, UK, leads this work package. The other team members are:

  • Sarah Biecker, Bremen University, Germany
  • Ingvild Magnæs Gjelsvik, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
  • Stig Jarle Hansen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • Darley Kjosavik, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • Nadaraja Shanmugaratnam, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • Leben Moro, University of Juba, South Sudan