Duration: Dec 2020 to Feb 2021 (Closed).

European Union-funded research project on “Conflict and Connectivity”. The main objective of this project is to demonstrate how conflict relates to connectivity in order to draw attention to the mechanisms of control that are in place to influence people’s access to information during the conflict.

The research project will examine the relationship between conflict and connectivity in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region, Yei, and one refugee camp in Northern Uganda. The research will also examine how people access public information and how they communicate with each other during the conflict and in the absence of conflict. Specifically, the research will examine the accessibility, affordability, and availability of phone and Internet networks to the people, and how these factors have varied between 2013 and 2019.

Lead Researcher: Dr Chaplain Kara YOKOJU This project was funded by: DEFYHATENOW, South Sudan