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Title:Threats to human security in the Great Lakes Region
Author:Kamugisha, Cosmas A.
Periodical:Utafiti (ISSN 0856-096X)
Geographic term:Great Lakes region
Subjects:human security
civil society
Abstract:The article outlines the role of civil society in addressing the threats to human security (THS) in the Great Lakes Region (GLR), which is considered to include Zambia, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo Republic, Angola, Sudan, Central Africa Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The root causes of THS are identified. THS include poverty (with its effects on health, education, and housing), violent socio-political conflicts, economic management and border zones, globalization, the environment, and socio-economic inequality. The author suggests that strategies to combat THS in the GLR should be geared towards: 1. strengthening leadership and institutional capacities, 2. building the capacity of civil society organisations; 3. increasing the role of civil society in governance; and 4. strengthening the role of civil society organisations in the political transitions. Bibliogr., note, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]