Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management in East Africa: What Can a Human Security Framework Offer?

Jeremiah Asaka

University of Massachusetts Boston

Jeremiah Asaka is a Ph.D. student of Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he also doubles as an integrated graduate education and research traineeship (IGERT) fellow. Mr. Asaka holds a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from Ohio University. His current research work is focused on understanding the transformations in conservation governance at the global and local level, and the implications of the same for human security of conservation area communities with particular focus on Kenya’s northern rangelands as a local level case study. Some of his previous works have been published in such outlets as 'The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs' and Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars based 'New Security Beat blog' among others. His co-authored piece entitled ‘Assessing the Role of Mobile Phone Communication in Drought-Related Mobility Patterns of Samburu Pastoralists’ is forthcoming in the 'Journal of Arid Environments'. Mr. Asaka edits a personal website cum blog entitled 'An Interdisciplinarian’s Perspective' ( whose aim includes but is not limited to: disseminating relevant information and knowledge on governance, environment and human security particularly in the context of sub-Saharan Africa; and sharing personal reflections on topical issues of both global and local concern. He can be followed on twitter @AsakaJ


The first clear conceptualisation and articulation of human security as a concept can be traced back to the 1994 Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Unlike national security, which is... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jeremiah Asaka (University of Massachusetts Boston)

Topic Areas

Topics: Working with the Public , Topics: Fish and Wildlife Governance , Topics: Community-Based Conservation


OS-C4 » Conservation, Development & Human Well-being Part I (16:30 - Monday, 11th January, Chui)

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