Population Growth and Security in Africa

As recent projections estimate, population growth will remain a challenge throughout Africa, although growth rates have slowed over recent decades. Africa’s population will continue to grow strongly over the next few decades, especially in sub-regions such as the Sahel. Many observers and practitioners have started to warn that population growth may escalate distributional conflicts and could increase related challenges such as uncontrolled migration.

Team: Dr. Matthias Basedau, Dr. Eckart Woertz, Dr. Charlotte Heyl & Hana Attia. This project was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (FFO), 2020-2021. More information can be found here.

Hana Attia
Hana Attia
Postdoc at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg

My research interests include economic sanctions, foreign policy, domestic politics and water politics in the Nile Basin.