Briefing Notes

One means of sharing information via the network is through a series of briefing notes. These briefings are intended to contribute scientifically robust evidence to better inform debate among policymakers and the Kenyan and Ethiopian publics. Briefing notes can be found below and are freely available, but please cite accordingly.

Further Details: For further information about the briefing notes please contact the Series Editors, Jennifer Hodbod and Jed Stevenson, via: oturn@msu.edu 

OTuRN Briefing Note #1: The Kuraz Sugar Development Project

Author: Benedikt Kamski, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute, University of Freiburg (Germany).

Published: June 2016

Citation: Kamski, B (2016). The Kuraz Sugar Development Project (Briefing Note #1). In Omo-Turkana Research Network Briefing Notes, edited by J. Hodbod & E.G.J. Stevenson. East Lansing, MI: OTuRN.

OTuRN Briefing Note #2: Multiple environmental shocks impacting livelihoods and food security in Nyangatom, the Lower Omo, Ethiopia

Authors: Emma J. Tebbs, Jennifer Hodbod, David-Paul Pertaub, Fana Gebresenbet, Edward G. J. Stevenson, Kristofer Chan, Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta. 

Published: May 2019

This research was carried out as part of the ESRC/DFID funded project ‘Shifting In/equality Dynamics in Ethiopia: from Research to Application’ (SIDERA) (Grant Ref: ES/R002460/1), which aims to understand the links between environmental change, poverty, and conflict in the Lower Omo.

Citation: Tebbs, E., Hodbod, J., Pertaub, D-P., Gebresenbet, F., Stevenson, E.G.J., Chan, K. and Mulugeta, M.F. (2019). Multiple environmental shocks impacting livelihoods and food security in Nyangatom, the Lower Omo, Ethiopia (Briefing Note #2). In Omo-Turkana Research Network Briefing Notes, edited by J. Hodbod & E.G.J. Stevenson. East Lansing, MI: OTuRN.

OTuRN Briefing Note #3: Flood Retreat Agriculture in the Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Authors: David-Paul Pertaub, Dessalegn Tekle, Edward G. J. Stevenson

Published: May 2019

This research was carried out as part of the ESRC/DFID funded project ‘Shifting In/equality Dynamics in Ethiopia: from Research to Application’ (SIDERA) (Grant Ref: ES/R002460/1), which aims to understand the links between environmental change, poverty, and conflict in the Lower Omo.

Citation: Pertaub, D-P., Tekle, D. and Stevenson, E.G.J. (2019). Flood Retreat Agriculture in the Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia (Briefing Note #3). In Omo-Turkana Research Network Briefing Notes, edited by J. Hodbod & E.G.J. Stevenson. East Lansing, MI: OTuRN. 

OTuRN Briefing Note #4: Coping Strategies in Nyangatom, Ethiopia

Authors: Jennifer Hodbod, Shubhechchha Sharma, David-Paul Pertaub, Emma J. Tebbs and Kristofer Chan

Published: May 2019

This research was carried out as part of the ESRC/DFID funded project ‘Shifting In/equality Dynamics in Ethiopia: from Research to Application’ (SIDERA) (Grant Ref: ES/R002460/1), which aims to understand the links between environmental change, poverty, and conflict in the Lower Omo.

Citation: Hodbod, J., Sharma, S., Pertaub, D-P., Tebbs, E. and Chan, K. (2019). Coping Strategies in Nyangatom, Ethiopia (Briefing Note #4). In Omo-Turkana Research Network Briefing Notes, edited by J. Hodbod & E.G.J. Stevenson. East Lansing, MI: OTuRN.

OTuRN Briefing Note #5: Violent Conflict Implications of Mega Projects in Nyangatom Woreda, Ethiopia

Authors: Fana Gebresenbet, Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta and Yonas Tariku

Published: May 2019

This research was carried out as part of the ESRC/DFID funded project ‘Shifting In/equality Dynamics in Ethiopia: from Research to Application’ (SIDERA) (Grant Ref: ES/R002460/1), which aims to understand the links between environmental change, poverty, and conflict in the Lower Omo.

Citation: Gebresenbet, F., Mulugeta, M.F. and Tariku, Y. (2019). Violent Conflict Implications of Mega Projects in Nyangatom Woreda, Ethiopia (Briefing Note #5). In Omo-Turkana Research Network Briefing Notes, edited by J. Hodbod & E.G.J. Stevenson. East Lansing, MI: OTuRN.

OTuRN Briefing Note #6: Sugar industry in the Lower Omo: Exploring different scenarios of privatization

Author: Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta, Fana Gebresenbet, Benedikt Kamski

Published: August 2019

This research was carried out as part of the ESRC/DFID funded project ‘Shifting In/equality Dynamics in Ethiopia: from Research to Application’ (SIDERA) (Grant Ref: ES/R002460/1), which aims to understand the links between environmental change, poverty, and conflict in the Lower Omo.

Citation: Mulugeta, M.F., Gebresenbet, F., and Kamski, B. (2019). Sugar industry in the Lower Omo: Exploring different scenarios of privatization. (Briefing Note #6). In Omo-Turkana Research Network Briefing Notes, edited by J. Hodbod & E.G.J. Stevenson. East Lansing, MI: OTuRN.