The relationship between development and human security differs according to the particular conceptualizations of these two concepts. However, human security is in its nature interlinked with development. The advancement of human security would contribute to development efforts and vice-versa.
Various scholars as well as writers have been trying to figure out the right path to eliminate human suffering for centuries. For as long as man has considered questions about his station in the world and his ability to control his own destiny, so long has he questioned the guiding principles, motivation, and role of war, peace, and security. In spite of human security being a relatively recently elaborated concept, the roots can be tracked down through the chronicles of human philosophy and struggle for peace .As such the area of focus for this research project is North Eastern Province of Kenya and and the arid and semi-arid districts in Botswana which shall be utilized to gauge the extent as to how much role Human security plays in development or its lack thereof. The UN GA resolution explains that the advancement of human security should
contribute to realizing sustainable development.1 Alkire explains the relationship
between human development and human security not as a ―competitor‖, but rather
as human security being a subcategory of human development, which has several distinctive qualities. She concludes these qualities in seven points.2