Editor’s Note-Journal of Conflict Management and Sustainable Development

Welcome to the second Issue of the first Volume of the Journal of Conflict Management and Sustainable Development (Journal of CMSD, Vol.1, Iss. No.2).

The Journal of CMSD provides a platform where scholars can share and access ideas on the themes of conflict management and sustainable development.

The link between these two themes has been acknowledged in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at the United Nations Summit. The Agenda rightly points out that:

Sustainable development cannot be realized without peace and security; and peace and security will be at risk without sustainable development. The new Agenda recognizes the need to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies that provide equal access to justice and that are based on respect for human rights (including the right to development), on effective rule of law and good governance at all levels and on transparent, effective and accountable institutions.

It is for this reason that the Journal carries articles revolving around the themes of, inter alia, Conflict Management; Environmental Conflicts; Gender; Social Reform and Development; Climate Change; Energy; Food Security; Human Rights; Water; the place of pollinators in sustainable development agenda; African Development; the Environment and Sustainable Development in general which are central to the efforts in realisation of sustainable development goals.

The current Issue also recognises that trade is key to development and also forms part of the sustainable development debate. As such, some of the articles are dedicated to this important topic in the context of building sustainable peace and security through integration amongst other ways.

The Editor hopes that articles contained in this Issue will elicit some feedback on the issues raised from readers and scholars alike.


Dr. Kariuki Muigua, Ph.D.; FCIArb; Chartered Arbitrator; Accredited Mediator.

Managing Editor.

December 2017