Jan 24, 2021

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 gathered, synthesised, further developed and disseminated knowledge and learning on resilience in conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

For more information about the research, and its outputs, see the project website and Video Archive.

Selected outcomes