ISDC – International Security and Development Center is a non-profit academic institute based in Berlin, Germany. We conduct research to improve lives and livelihoods shaped by violent conflict, fragility and humanitarian emergencies. While based in Berlin’s central Mitte district, the global relevance of our work leads us to engage in research projects around the world. […]
ISDC – International Security and Development Center is a non-profit academic institute based in Berlin, Germany. We conduct research to improve lives and livelihoods shaped by violent conflict, fragility and humanitarian emergencies. In a new BMBF-funded collaborative research project, LifewithCorona-Africa (LwC-Africa), we aim to generate new evidence and policy guidelines on how African citizens respond […]
A new project exploring how African citizens respond to and cope with the pandemic has been launched at ISDC. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Life with Corona in Africa project will run until December 2021 and will build on the unique Life with Corona online survey to advance understanding of how the […]
A new working paper has been published using the data from a new global Life with Corona survey. Tilman Brück, Neil Ferguson, Patricia Justino and Wolfgang Stojetz explore how trust correlates with the individual experiences of the pandemic. The authors show that those who have had contact with sick people and those that are unemployed show lower […]
ISDC and the Angolan Research Network (ARN) are inviting submissions for a joint research workshop on the challenges facing Angolan youth (“A juventude em Angola face aos desafios do future — Forças e fraquezas”). The workshop will be held online on 17 September 2020. 66% of Angola’s population are considered “young”. This online webinar will […]
In their latest op-ed, Tilman Brück and Mounir Mahmalat argue that overlapping crises are threatening the political, economic and social stability of Lebanon. As this column explains, the disaster in Syria provides insights into how grievances can accumulate to a point at which single events can trigger conflict. Elites in Lebanon must commit to a new […]
The 16th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network will be an online event this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The world is experiencing an shock of massive proportions, with a host of unexplored questions and uncertain answers. Scholars can contribute substantially to the debate, in particular a network as ours with a long […]
Tilman Brück appointed Professor of Food Security, State Fragility and Climate Change at the University of Greenwich
Tilman Brück has been appointed Professor of Food Security, State Fragility and Climate Change at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich. Tilman’s appointment at the NRI strengthens ISDC’s international networks and opens new collaborations for the analysis of how weak institutions, shocks and climate change shape lives and livelihoods around the world.
The Corona/COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis facing the world. People around the world are adapting their daily lives and fear lock-ins, shortages of food and other essential goods, as well as severe illness and death. At the same time, some people do not appear at all to be worried about getting infected and disregard […]
The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite submission of proposals for sessions and individual research papers for the 6thAnnual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held in Bishkek on 28-29 October 2020. The […]
ISDC and the American University of Beirut have been awarded a research grant by CEDIL – Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning to evaluate the long-term impact of a complex agricultural intervention conducted by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in acutely conflict-affected Syria. FAO currently implements a DFID-funded agricultural intervention across government […]
In light of the Sars-CoV-2 outbreak, the HG4RR workshop is postponed till September 2020. All accepted papers remain accepted for the re-scheduled workshop. The new date and location will be announced soon. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience!
Research by Ghassan Baliki, Tilman Brück, Neil Ferguson and Wolfgang Stojetz on rural youth in the context of fragility and conflict has been published as 54 IFAD Research Series Issue. The paper was originally commissioned as a background paper for the 2019 Rural Development Report: Creating opportunities for rural youth. While conflicts are often defined […]
We hereby invite you to join the next LEADS event in Berlin onMarch 9-10, 2020. We invite submissions of original and unpublished research papers that address at least one of the above mentioned societal challenges. Weprefer empirical papers addressing questions at the intersection of socio-economics, ecological and technical studies- and we prefer receiving complete drafts of papers.
Call for Applications for the 2020 HG4RR Exchange Programme is now open. The main objective of the Home Gardens for Recovery and Resilience (HG4RR) Network is to establish an international network of experts (researchers and practitioners) to advance our knowledge on topics related to home gardens, resilience, food security, emergencies and interventions. In facilitating research […]
Call for Papers – HG4RR Workshop in Berlin “Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies”
The 3rd HG4RR Network workshop will be held in Berlin at Humboldt University on 27-28 April 2020 in partnership with IGZ and ISDC. We are accepting papers for the workshop, titled “Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies”, until 15 January 2020. We encourage you to submit your research and extend […]
Wolfgang Stojetz will speak as an academic expert at the IGNITE 2019 “Jobs now!” conference. The conference brings together refugees, practitioners, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and researchers to discuss new ways of supporting, protecting, and empowering young people in regions affected by conflict, disasters, and/or fragility. Wolfgang will present ISDC research on jobs programs in such settings […]
Dr Damir Esenaliev of ISDC has co-authored a chapter on Human Resources for Inclusive Growth in ADB’s Country Diagnostic Study for the Kyrgyz Republic. The study is an in-depth analysis of the sector reforms needed to enable the Kyrgyz Republic to achieve higher and more sustainable economic growth. The chapter presents an analysis of the recent developments in the labor market, […]
The 5th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference took place in Bishkek on 23-24 October 2019. The two-day conference brought together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and media to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia and […]
ISDC – International Security and Development Center was founded in 2014 to bridge the themes of security and development, and their respective communities. We are dedicated to producing high-quality empirical and mixed-methods research that speaks to all of these communities. The quality of our research and impact is critically shaped by our engagement with strong […]