The rural margins are places that are geographically or politically distant from national governments and international investors that drive new development.
How do people in these places 'see' and respond to large-scale resource developments? This project explores experiences in communities in Kenya and Madagascar.
Precarious prospects: oil in northern Kenya
This digital story tells the story of changing lives and livelihoods in Lokichar, a small town in Turkana County, and surrounding villages that are at the centre of northern Kenya’s oil frontier
Explore our research sites and learn about the communities we are working with.
Our work focuses on Loiyangalani and nearby villages on the eastern shores of Lake Turkana near Africa's largest wind farm, as well as communities in Ol Karia living adjacent to Kenya's largest geo-thermal development.
Our research is in southern and southwestern Madagascar, where agricultural, pastoralist and forest-dependent communities face challenges associated with climate change, crime and security initiatives, extractive investments and exclusionary biodiversity conservation.
Publications and Blogs
Read papers and articles based on the research.
Find out about our research partners and the methodologies we are using.
Find out about the partners and collaborators we are working with at sites in Kenya and Madagascar.
Studying resource conflicts
Learn about why we are interested in conflicts around resource conflicts, and what's involved in studying them.
Seeing from below
What does it mean to 'see from below' to understand resource conflicts?
Find out about the approach and methodologies used in the project.