Resilient Peace: Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa

This project brings together leading experts to establish a hub of expertise addressing how to promote resilient and sustainable peace in West Africa. In so doing, this network contributes to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 ('Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development'). 
The insights from this project will contribute to a better understanding of the transformation of international peacebuilding initiatives towards more bottom up and community driven perspectives, in line with resilience approaches. The project investigates why resilience approaches in peacebuilding either fail or succeed, notably by examining how such perspectives are received at the local level. Throughout its events and publications, this network aims to 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.
Throughout 2018, three workshops brought together academics and key stakeholders (local policy-makers and civil society actors) to proactively co-produce research objectives for future grant applications: 

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 and Video Archive.

Dr Ana E Juncos Garcia, University of Bristol

Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria, University of Bristol

Dr Ritesh Shah, University of Auckland

Dr Anita Lacey, University of Auckland

Dr Ryerson Christie, University of Bristol

Professor Timothy Edmunds, University of Bristol

Dr Julia Paulson, University of Bristol

Dr Guy Lamb, University of Cape Town

Professor Ransford Gyampo, University of Ghana

Dr Alexander Beresford, University of Leeds

Dr SungYong Lee, University of Otago

Dr Cori Wielenga, University of Pretoria

Dr Chris Nshimbi, University of Pretoria

Professor Christopher Isike, University of Pretoria

Professor Jonathan Joseph, University of Sheffield

Dr Laurent Goetschel, swisspeace

Dr Sibel Gürler, swisspeace

Dr Stefan Bächtold, swisspeace

Ms Jamie Pring, swisspeace

Dr Wendy Lambourne, University of Sydney

Mr Aime Saba, University of Sydney

Dr Philipp Kastner, University of Western Australia

Dr David Mickler, University of Western Australia

Dr Clare Mouat, University of Western Australia

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