Driving Investments into Somali Agriculture and Rural Businesses

Four case studies highlight how Somali businesses have leveraged investments through the Somali AgriFood Fund, a partnership between IFAD, OEF's Shuraako program, and BiD Network.

The Role of Social Media in Women, Peace and Security

Social media can be a double-edged sword—used not only for supporting peacebuilders on the ground, but in hybrid warfare and in radicalizing young populations, shows OEF program Our Secure Future in their blog.

OEF's Secure Fisheries Program at The Ocean Conference

The Ocean Conference has brought together more than 5,000 participants to support Sustainable Development Goal 14: to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.

New Report: The Important Role of City Governments in Responding to Climate Migrants

A new report by OEF Research explores the links of climate change to urban fragility and underlines how city governments can address the peace and security challenges that arise from influxes of climate migrants.

Why Global Coup Risk is Down and What a Coup-Free 2017 Could Mean for International Politics

2017 is on track to become the second calendar year in nearly a century without an attempted coup d’état.

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Blog Series Explores Mounting Conflict over Lake Victoria Fisheries

Staff from OEF's Secure Fisheries program have been in the Lake Victoria region as part of a team conducting scientific surveys.

Building a First-of-its-Kind Regional Reintegration Plan in Colombia

At the invitation of OEF's PASO Colombia program, which is coordinating development of plans for reincorporation of ex-combatants, the mayor of Cali recently visited a transitional rural zone where FARC's ex-combatants are concentrated.

Alternative Facts and Unconscious Bias: How We are Less Rational than We Think

Serious global challenges require thoughtful responses based on data and evidence, but it seems to be increasingly challenging to discern whether fact or value has triumphed.