International assistance to countries at war – the Democratic Republic

Zoë Marriage is Senior Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where she teaches courses on Security and on Violence, Conflict and Development. Zoë has researched extensively into aid and assistance in countries at war in Africa and into security, particularly with reference to the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is the author of Not Breaking the Rules, Not Playing the Game (Hirst, 2006). Zoe will discuss the security situation in Congo and how this has been affected by recent events such as the Transition period and the contested elections. She will then explore what the implications are for international development organisations and the countries in which they are based.