Resilient Peace: Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa
Through a series of three workshops in 2018, this project will bring together leading experts to establish a hub of expertise addressing how to achieve and exceed the aims of SDG 16 in West Africa.
The insights from this project will contribute to a better understanding of why resilience approaches in peacebuilding either fail or succeed, notably by examining how such approaches are received at the local level. The series of workshops within this project will define concrete policy objectives for complying with, and exceeding the indicators of SDG 16 in the context of an increasingly uncertain global economy and political environment.
Three workshops will bring together academics and key stakeholders (local policy-makers and civil society actors) to proactively co-produce research objectives for future grant applications,
- May 2018: webinar in Perth, Australia, which will coincide with the WUN’s 2018 Annual Conference and AGM.
- 18 October 2018: workshop in Accra, Ghana, featuring key stakeholders and policy actors from West African states and organisations. Ghana Workshop agenda.pdf
- 23 November 2018: workshop in Bristol, UK, which will constitute Resilient Peace’s final conference, and as such will focus on the consolidation of findings by all Partners, and the design of future grant applications, led by the University of Bristol. Draft agenda for Resilient Peace Final Conference.pdf
- 30 November 2018, Bristol, UK: Resilient Peace Education in Emergencies Workshop (hosted by Resilient Peace's Education Working Group). Resilient_Peace-Education_in_Emergencies-Workshop-20181130-Invitation.pdf
The project will gather, synthesise, further develop and disseminate knowledge and learning on resilience in conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
For more information about the research, and its anticipated outputs, see the project website.