Dr Florian Krampe
Dr Florian Krampe is a Researcher in SIPRI's Climate Change and Risk Project. He specializes in peace and conflict research, international relations and political ecology. His primary academic interest is the foundations of peace and security, especially the processes of building peace after armed conflict. Currently, he focuses on climate security and the post-conflict management of natural resources with a specific interest in the ecological foundations for a socially, economically and politically resilient peace.
‘We have succeeded at keeping famine at bay, we have not kept suffering at bay’, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while briefing members of the UN Security Council on 12 October. Explaining the impediments to an effective response to the risks of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, and, Guterres named conflict as a root cause of famine.
It is encouraging to see that the United Nations Security Council is beginning to acknowledge the transboundary dimensions of fragility and conflict, as demonstrated by its newly launched Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region.