Jonas Ewald

Jonas Ewald

Senior lecturer
Department of Social Studies Faculty of Social Sciences
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My research and publications focus on the politics of democratisation, human rights inclusive development and peace processes in Eastern and Southern Africa with particular focus on Tanzania, Rwanda and the Great lakes conflict complex.  This includes studies of local processes of democratisation, the role of media, civil society and political parties – and regional and international actors. He has also done studies on peace processes in South Africa and children's rights to health and education and regional mechanisms/organisations for conflict management, peacebuilding and human rights promotion in Africa, e.g., the African Commission for Human Rights. A second research interest has been the international political economy of extraction of natural resources, conflicts and inclusive, sustainable development, with a special focus on mining and gas extraction in Tanzania. He has participated in a large number of policy-related projects, like evaluations of various larger and smaller aid projects, programs, background studies for various aid programs and expert contribution on policy interventions in Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC and Kenya. He is currently involved in a research project on consequences of the shrinking political space in East Africa and future conflicts, as well as in another research/policy project on how to design aid interventions when the political space is shrinking, in order to promote human rights and peaceful development, with focus on the Swedish aid to East Africa, with Tanzania in the centre. I have semi-professional interest in African music, dance, film and literature. I have worked as Director for Centre for Africa Studies at Göteborg University and is also one of the founders of the LNU Africa Network.


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