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Ikpe, Eka and Njeri, Sarah (2024) 'Mine clearance, peacebuilding and development: interactions between sustainable development goals and infrastructure in Angola.' Peacebuilding. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

In this article, we analyse the interaction between anti-vehicle mine (AVM) clearance and longer-term peacebuilding and development in relation to agricultural, conservation, trade, and infrastructural development priorities in the provinces of Cuando Cubango and Huambo in Angola. AVM clearance has not always been prioritised in the humanitarian mine clearance phase but is critical in later developmental stages due to the increased need for and use of infrastructure. To investigate the interaction between clearance, peacebuilding and development outcomes, we deploy the Mine Clearance and Peacebuilding Synergies (MPS) framework. Our critical analysis of qualitative primary data demonstrates how clearance engages Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and infrastructure priorities towards improvements in agricultural production, trade and access to markets, social and physical infrastructure and social cohesion. But its impacts are challenged by endogenous factors such as wider infrastructural investment and exogenous factors including environmental and climate change concerns.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Landmines, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Infrastructure, Peacebuilding, Angola
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 21647259
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/21647259.2024.2335427
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2024 12:04
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/41791
Funders: Other

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