Voices from the borderlands 2022 presents voices and perspectives from seven borderland regions in Colombia, Afghanistan and Myanmar. Together, these countries are three of the world’s largest illicit drug producers. All have also experienced decades of violent conflict, as well some form of peace process in the last ten years.
This collection of life stories, gathered during our four-year research partnership, is intended for a broad audience of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working on issues related to drugs, development and peacebuilding.
The stories offer valuable insights into how illicit drugs, violence and conflict, poverty and development, and insecurity and resilience are entangled in the everyday lives of people in the borderlands. Our hope is that they challenge our readers to think about and engage more critically with how illicit drugs, development and peacebuilding interconnect in their work.
You can download the full PDF report, or dive into a chapter in the digital version below.