Africa Borderlands Centre | Project Document
Feb 8, 2021
Africa’s borderlands play host to more than 270 million inhabitants, a combined population significantly larger than any single state on the continent. ‘Borderlands’ here refer to the territorial margins of nation states, regions where border contact is a central feature of economic and political life.
Borderlands communities are some of the world’s most creative spaces, demonstrating enormous resilience in response to a host of complex development and security challenges. Communities are well-known for adapting to new and difficult circumstances, often innovating with very limited resources. In improved circumstances, borderland communities could thrive from the abundant resources that they possess – both natural and in human capacity.