Donors and the Global War on Terror in East African diplomacy

IDD’s Jonathan Fisher recently gave a speech on the evolving security roles of Kenya and Uganda from a donor perspective at the Center for International and Strategic Studies, Washington DC.

Jonathan Fisher, a Research Fellow in IDD, presented findings from his work at Birmingham on donor perceptions and East African diplomacy. Dr Fisher discussed the security roles of Kenya and Uganda in a post-9/11 world and outlined the relative sophistication of the Ugandan government versus the Kenyan government in cultivating security assistance and managing donors. He also gave suggestions on some of the subsequent effects this has had on domestic politics in the country.

The event was held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC – a major public policy research institute dedicated to analysis and policy impact – and was moderated by Jennifer G Cooke, CSIS’s Africa Program Director.

Further information of the event:

  • The report of the meeting on CSIS' website along with the audio (opens new window)
  • A write-up of the event in a major Kenyan newspaper, the East African (opens new window)