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State, Services, and Livelihoods in the Great Lakes Region

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State, Services, and Livelihoods in the Great Lakes Region

On Monday 15 June 2015, the Rift Valley Institute Nairobi Forum will host a conference in cooperation with the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium to share findings of research conducted by the Consortium on livelihoods, service delivery, and state legitimacy in South Sudan, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with reference also to lessons learned from research in Sierra Leone.

Entrance is free but registration is required here


10.00 – 10.30 Tea and Registration

10.30 – 10.45 Key Note Address

Betty Kaari Murungi, Former Vice-­Chair of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya, Member of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims of the International Criminal Court

10.45 – 11.00 Introduction

Dr. Rachel Slater, Research Director, Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

11.00 – 12.45 Panel 1: South Sudan and Uganda

Daniel Maxwell, Chair

Joint Reflections on SLRC Findings on South Sudan
Dr Martina Santschi, swisspeace and Professor Leben Moro, University of Juba, SLRC

Post-­Conflict Recovery and Survival in Northern Uganda
Teddy Atim, Feinstein International Centre, Tufts University, SLRC

The Fate of Northern Uganda’s Invisible Children
Jacky Atingo, London School of Economics, Justice and Security Research Programme

12.00 – 12.45 Plenary Discussion

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14:45 Panel 2: DRC and Sierra Leone

Paul Harvey, Chair

Between Livelihoods and Exploitation: Mapping transactional sex in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Professor Thea Hilhorst, Wageningen University, SLRC

Taxation and Post-­Conflict State Building: Linking the formal and informal     
Dr Wilson Prichard, Institute of Development Studies, International Center for Tax and Development

The Limits of Capacity Building in Sierra Leone’s Health Sector
Richard Mallett, Overseas Development Institute, SLRC

14:45 – 15.30 Plenary Discussion

15.30 – 16.00 Closing Remarks

Priyanthi Fernando, SLRC Research Uptake Director

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