International Journal of
Peace and Development Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Peace and Dev. Stud
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6621
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPDS
  • Start Year: 2010

IJPDS Articles in press

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RURAL DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS NEVER LEARNT

Life is supposed to be a great teacher, but in the development field lessons have never been learnt because errors of decades ago continue being entrenched today, by more enlightened people. This paper deploys critical theories of rural development and community participation to explain why communities resist development projects. One such incident is community resistance to a donor-funded mega irrigation project in...

Author(s):SHADRECK TANYANYIWA

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Interrogating the impact of boko haram insurgence on the cultural and natural heritage protection in Northern Nigeria

This paper focuses on the Boko-Haram insurgency and the challenges on cultural and natural heritage protection in Northern Nigeria. It assesses the levels of damages carried out by the Boko-Haram Insurgent group on the Sambisa forest in Bornu State, Nigeria. The Boko-Haram insurgence broke out in July 24, 2009 in Marduguri but soon spread to six Northern States of Bornu, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Kano and Katsina. Sambisa...

Author(s):Buhari, Lateef Oluwafemi and Soetan Olayiwola Stephen

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Poverty alleviation in Nigeria: The role of the church in Nigerian context

The paper reflects on the role of the churches in the Nigerian government’s programmes to eradicate poverty. It considers the issue of justice, especially as it relates to the responsibility of church and government toward the poor. Some guidelines are also provided by which churches may evaluate programmes designed to help the poor. It observes that the churches, by virtue of their moral, spiritual and constitutional...

Author(s):Otobrise Endurance Avwerosuo

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Family in Transition: Understanding the Issues and Concerns of Half-Widow-Headed Families of Kashmir

The family is regarded as the fundamental social and economic unit of society. Transformation at the family form, therefore, has impact at the aggregate level of a society or a nation. For instance, changes in family composition and structure have an impact on the distribution of goods and services, and on the planning of the public institutions, requirements for schools, housing and health infrastructure. In recent...

Author(s):Jahangir Mohmad Saleem

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ACCESS TO, AND CONFLICTS OVER NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE NORTH EAST ARID ZONE OF NIGERIA

This study was carried out in the North East Arid Zone of Nigeria to explore strategies of enhancing pastoralists’ access to natural resources to attained sustainable livelihoods. The primary sources of data used includes key informant interview, FGD, Oral histories, Geo coded transect walk and Administration of interview scheduled. A total number of 275 farming, agro-pastoral and pastoral household heads (94 farmers, 90...

Author(s):Jajere Ibrahim Ahmed

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Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Dynamics, trends and challenges for peace

The study examined conflict causes, trends and regional security dynamics as critical challenges that impede efforts to resolve successive Congolese conflicts. This study is based on the analytical review of existing literatures. In post-independence, neither the name of the state nor the peace lasted for long in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The conflict has continued in the Eastern Congo which has been the...

Author(s):Thomas Temesgen

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Social Justice as Sin qua non for Peace among the Ethno-Religious identities in Nigeria : Reflection on the Ethical Principles of Dialogue

A society is known by the principles of social justice that it maintains which enhances or undermines survival and human dignity. Social justice essentially focuses on the following: rules of fair treatment of the members of the society, the equality of opportunity for progress available to the citizens , the level of social and physical infrastructure corresponding to the quality of life of the people and upholding of...

Author(s):Salifu David Onu

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Community participation in transformation of rural livelihoods and climate smart farming technologies in the semi-arid lands of Kenya

Semi-arid areas in developing countries continue to depend on rain-fed agriculture which is exacerbated by climate change and poor governance. Despite efforts and investments by governmental and non-governmental organizations to address the issue of food insecurity in the semi-arid areas of Kenya, the problem still persists. The communities have designed themselves to be resource poor whereas they are not. This paper...

Author(s):Jane Mutune and Abdimajid Nunow

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