Everyday politics of livelihoods and services in DRC

Title Everyday politics of livelihoods and services in DRC/ consortium capacity development coordinator Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda
Funded by DFID
Collaboration International Institute of Social Studies – Erasmus University of Rotterdam,  Overseas Development Institute; Wageningen University, The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Time 2012-2017
Brief Description The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) was an eight year global research programme exploring livelihoods, basic services and social protection in conflict-affected situations. SLRC was established in 2011 with the aim of strengthening the evidence base and informing policy and practice around livelihoods and services in conflict.

I coordinated the DRC programme, including a gender component, and supervised 4 PhD candidates as part of the programme: Gayathri Lokuge; Aembe Bwimana; Teddy Atim; and Gloria Nguya

Co-researchers DRC Aembe Bwimana; Adriaan Ferf; Gloria Nguya; Bart Weijs; Carolien Jacobs
Website https://securelivelihoods.org
Key Publications D. Hilhorst, H. Porter and R. Gordon (2018). Disasters Special Issue: Gender, Sexuality, And Violence In Humanitarian Crises. Secure Livelihoods.

Isumbisho Mwapu, D. Hilhorst, M. Mashanda, M. Bahananga and Ruhamya Mugenzi (2016) Women engaging in transactional sex and working in prostitution: Practices and underlying factors of the sex trade in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Secure Livelihood Research Consortium (SLRC), : http://securelivelihoods.org/publications_details.aspx?resourceid=394,

Formson, C. and D. Hilhorst (2016) The many faces of transactional sex: Women’s agency, livelihoods and risk factors in humanitarian contexts: A Literature Review. SLRC working paper, 20pp  https://securelivelihoods.org/publication/the-many-faces-of-transactional-sex-women%c2%92s-agency-livelihoods-and-risk-factors-in-humanitarian-contexts-a-literature-review/

Hilhorst D. and R. Bashwira (2016) Le mouvement des femmes au Sud-Kivu, République démocratique du Congo. Une analyse de la société civile. (translation from Hilhorst and Bashwira 2014). Occasional Paper #11, Wageningen University and Research Center, 62 pp.

Ferf, A. D. Hilhorst and M. Mashanda (2014) Rural road (re)construction. Transport and rural livelihoods in the conflict-affected and fragile state environment of South Kivu. Secure Livelihoods research Consortium/ Wageningen University, 53 pp.

Douma, N. and D. Hilhorst (2012) Fond de commerce? Sexual Violence Assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Occasional Paper 02, Disaster Studies, Wageningen, 61 pp

Hilhorst, D. and A. Ferf, (2011). DRC Stakeholder consultation, SLRC/Wageningen University, 37 pp

Weijs, B., D. Hilhorst and A. Ferf( 2012). Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in Democratic Republic of the Congo, SLRC Working paper 02, 91 pp

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