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Researchers are examining how and why local peace-building efforts succeed in minimising violence in contexts where there are large new investments, focusing on the remote rural areas of Kenya and Sierra Leone, and its impacts on the poor in marginal rural areas.

This research seeks to answer the question: To what extent do education and peacebuilding interventions in the two countries promote teacher agency and capacity to build peace and reduce inequalities?

FARDC soldiers deployed in Kibumba, last position before entering into M-23 controlled zone, the 1st of September 2012
Exploration of causal theories of conflict participation and empirical research on post-conflict development by measuring subjective and objective empowerment and disempowerment in context.
A person is using a mobile phone to text
As more people connect to social media in Africa, expectations for real-time information pose new challenges concerning the flow of information related to security. This project explores the role social media plays in documenting and driving security in East and West Africa.
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