Insecurity defines the Great Lakes Region (GLR). There has never been a single year in the last six decades of Africa’s independence when there was no war or generalized violent conflict in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Almost all manifestations of all forms of violence have been identified in the region. These range from interstate and intrastate wars, ethnic conflicts and wars, genocide, rebellions and insurgents and counter insurgence killings, military coups and related violence an....

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Program Goal: The goal of the Cyber Policy and Digital Rights Program is to lead in Cyber Policy Research and Knowledge sharing and, to inform policy makers, entrepreneurs and the general public about the politics of Cyberspace; and thus fostering strategic, productive and secure cyberspace use in the Great lakes sub-region.    GLISS, a nonprofit think tank, is devoted to independent research and hence will promote consistent use of objective, high quality research and analysis to info....

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The current growth of the extractives sector has undoubtedly  reshaped the ecological and socio-economic geography of the Great Lakes sub-region in a manner previously unimagined.The scale of investments, the range, diversity of actors and the current structure of power relations makes the extractives sector the most important  game changer in the pursuit for equitable development in the region. Additionally, the power of financial institutions, multi-national....

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Program Goal: Inclusive Growth and Development program is part of GLISS’ cutting-edge knowledge agenda that provides evidence and knowledge to enable governments, civil society leaders and the general public in the great lakes region on how to effectively engage in inclusive processes that facilitate the participation in, and benefit from the development agenda of the region. The program emphasises research that leads to practical advice, solutions and policy descriptions for more inclusiv....

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Climate Change and Climate Finance Programme is to support the development of equitable climate and climate finance policies. We seek to support policy and decision makers in designing and implementing climate change policies through a combination of independent research, policy advisory services and advocacy, and capacity building. At the frontlines where climate change negatively and directly impacts on households and communities, GLISS works with local organizations and climate champions to b....

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Article 6 of the treaty establishing the East African Community provides that the fundamental principles that shall govern the achievement of the objectives of the Community by the Partner States shall include, inter alia, good governance including adherence to the principles of democracy, the rule of law, accountability, transparency, social justice, equal opportunities, gender equality, as well as the recognition, promotion and protection of human rights.  While the EAC countries hav....

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