The border regions of Mali, Niger, and Libya are far out of reach of these states’ central governments. Local governance is usually in the hands of traditional authorities, such as tribal chiefs and imams. Yet the ever-increasing presence of armed groups, as well as ensuing external interventions, are putting the delicate balances of power in these areas under pressure.
The Department of Public Administration at the Faculty of Law and Public Administration of Birzeit University is organizing a conference on Sustainable Development under Conditions of Conflict and Crisis (war, post War, Occupation and Conflicts).
This conference will help researchers to discuss the possibility of achieving the SDGs under conditions of crisis. It will also attempt to examine possible options for countries and societies living in crisis, conflict and occupation, such as Palestine, to promote their development process and in order not to leave anyone behind.
How can local governments improve security in conflict-affected areas? What are the challenges and opportunities for promoting positive conflict transformation and the rule of law? And how can conflict and security assessments help ensure stability at the local level?
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), an independent, global think tank, has launched its new 5-year strategy. In the next half decade, ODI will focus on 4 key challenges: poverty and inequality, economies and work, sustainability and conflict and fragility.
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