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Imaginaries of development corridors: Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through development corridors in East Africa

Imaginaries of development corridors: Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through development corridors in East Africa

Authors: Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Laetitia Pettinotti, Declan Conway, Swenja Surminski, Edward Ndilhana, and Tobias Nyumba (Originally published on 14th December, 2020, as a post on https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/publication/imaginaries-of-development-corridors-delivering-the-sustainable-development-goals-through-development-corridors-in-east-africa/. See the full working paper here.) Development corridors are focal points for national and international development investment in East Africa, and national governments are directing their limited public sector …

DCP holds its Internal Mid-Term Conference :  22nd – 25th Sep 2020

DCP holds its Internal Mid-Term Conference : 22nd – 25th Sep 2020

As the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) nears its final year (2021), over 40 researchers and project partners from 11 institutions in Kenya, Tanzania, China and the UK met for an internal mid-term conference, held semi-virtually from 22nd – 25th of Sep 2020. This global virtual meeting replaced DCP’s initial plan to host an in-person Midterm …

Early strategizing to achieve impact: using Kumu across a multi-country project

Early strategizing to achieve impact: using Kumu across a multi-country project

By Sicily Fiennes (Intern/UNEP-WCMC) UNEP-WCMC is leading the process to map and visualise research taking place across 4 country teams, within the GCRF Development Corridors Partnership. We are critically considering the proposed outputs and planning plausible ways that these could lead to outcomes and longer-term impacts. By taking this approach, we hope to better fill …

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 …

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 …

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 …