Nisar Majid

Nisar MajidVisiting Fellow

Nisar Majid’s initial working experience was in food security and livelihoods analysis and training, frequently within the early warning/information systems of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. He has also participated in a number of technical and organizational reviews and evaluations. In 2013 he completed his PhD, which explored the agency of Somali ‘diaspora’ members, through the various organizations and technologies – NGOs, informal networks, a mosque and community center, a website and mobile telephony – they utilize in order to pursue their developmental and political goals, in the UK and in the Somali territories. Nisar is currently working closely with the FIC on an 18-month study investigating the lessons learned from the recent ‘crisis’ in the Horn of Africa.

News Items

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid’s book reviewed in the Journal of African History
November 8, 2017

In the Journal of African History Jonathan Benthall reviewed Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid‘s book Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, which was published in 2016. In the book, Dan and…

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Daniel Maxwell and colleagues discuss famine, conflict, and political indifference in the BMJ
May 10, 2017

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid joined Andrew Seal, Peter Hailey, and Rob Bailey to publish an editorial in the BMJ on May 10, 2017. The editorial, “Famine, conflict, and political…

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Feinstein Publications

Narratives of Famine Somalia 2011

This paper is important reading for anyone working in or on Somalia because it presents the famine of 2011 from the perspective of those who lived through it in their…

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Facing Famine Somali Experiences in the Famine of 2011

In 2011–12, Somalia experienced the worst famine of the twenty-first century. Since then, research on the famine has focused almost exclusively on the external response, the reasons for the delay…

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