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Anticipating the arrival of the Standard Gauge Railway along Lake Victoria

Anticipating the arrival of the Standard Gauge Railway along Lake Victoria

To gain insight into the web of complexities that surround mega-development projects, Dr. Jessica Thorn from the University of York coordinated a Participatory Scenario Planning Workshop in Kisumu in August 2019. The complex social-ecological system of Lake Victoria Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, and …

Read our Scoping Study for Tanzania

Read our Scoping Study for Tanzania

We recently completed our scoping study for Tanzania. It provides an over-arching view of development corridors in Tanzania, and how they are implemented. We identify key capacity and research gaps in development corridor decision making. We also identify key actors, stakeholders, policies and challenges in some of the largest development corridor projects in Tanzania. This …

New appointments for our Independent Advisory Panel

New appointments for our Independent Advisory Panel

The Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) of the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) are very pleased to announce the appointment of a chair and one new member. New Chair of the IAP John Harker, will be taking up the role of Chair of the IAP with immediate effect.  John has had an illustrious career in diplomatic, academic …

Stakeholder engagement in Kenya

Stakeholder engagement in Kenya

At a recent workshop, stakeholders in development corridor decision-making discussed the key research and capacity gaps that need addressing, in order to ensure development corridors are planned and implemented in a sustainable way. Some keys gaps that came out of these discussions included: the often lacking involvement of local people in decision-making, the production of …

Research and capacity building priorities

Research and capacity building priorities

We’ve just published a report! Informed by recent research activities, scoping work, and planning meetings, the report outlines the agreed research direction for: our focal development corridors, existing capacity needs and capacity building plans for 2019 and beyond, and key challenges and next steps. Our focal corridors include: the Standard Gauge Railway the Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia …

Kenya scoping study published

Kenya scoping study published

We’ve just completed our scoping study for Kenya – a document aimed to outline the current status of development corridors in the country. We wanted to understand the relationship between these infrastructural developments, people and the environment. This study forms the basis of our work within the Development Corridors Partnership – allowing us to plan …