Violence, cohesion and public space

Andrew Nickson is an expert on public administration reform, decentralisation, and the reform and regulation of service delivery.  He teaches courses in governance and development management. Last week I was working in El Salvador, a small country the size of Wales that is fast vying with Mexico to become the most dangerous country in the … Continue reading “Violence, cohesion and public space”

Working in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti

Moustafa Osman is an expert in humanitarian relief and a part-time lecturer in IDD, teaching Introduction to Disaster Management.  He was in Haiti in January. I was in Abu Dhabi teaching Disaster Management to government officials and national NGOs when the news hit about the Haiti earthquake. I made an immediate call to my family … Continue reading “Working in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti”

2010 is the make-or-break year for Kenyan politics

Philip Amis is a specialist in urban poverty and institutional reform. I have known Kenya for nearly thirty years since I did my PhD at the University of Nairobi. I think in some respects the coming year is absolutely critical to Kenya’s future –and given Kenya’s critical geostrategic position, it will also be critical for … Continue reading “2010 is the make-or-break year for Kenyan politics”