East Africa

East Africa

Eastern Africa is susceptible to the consequences of climate change. Droughts, floods, and resource conflicts compromise the ability of local people to secure their livelihoods. Dynamics of rapid transformation, social differentiation, and legal uncertainty widen the gaps between winners and losers of global change.

Research focuses

CDE researchers and their local partners analyse resource use and develop methods of sustainable resource management. Focuses include equitable water governance, food systems and food security, commercialization of agriculture, large-scale land acquisitions, and development of knowledge and capacity in environmental fields. With the creation of the Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya, CDE has helped to provide high-quality access to important data on the country’s development, thus improving the basis for policymaking.