Alaba Favour Ogwumike is a Higher Executive Officer in the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan. Alaba holds a BA in history from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State (2004) and an MA in peace and conflict studies from the University of Ibadan (2010). She is a research fellow of the Next Generation Social Sciences in in Africa Programs. She is also a member of Women in International Security (WIIS). Currently, she is a PhD student in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her research foci encompass conflict resolution, conflict management, and peacebuilding.
This study looks at the pastoralists' movement in Edo and Delta states focusing on the structure of movement, examining areas of peaceful collaboration between pastoralists and host communities. Edo and Delta states have been chosen because most researchers focus on the conflicts why the peaceful collaboration between the two pastoralists and host communities is hardly mentioned. It has the following objectives; understand the cyclic spatial pattern of pastoralists movement, examine pastoralists network of movement, understand the nature of relationships (both peaceful and conflictual) that exist between them, identify the sources of conflict between them in the course of their relations, examine areas of peaceful collaboration between pastoralists and host communities. The In-depth Interview (IDI) and the Key Informant Interview (KII) guide will be used. A map will be used to show the pattern of movement. Peaceful coexistence between pastoralists and communities will encourage development both at states and national levels.