The Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding is delighted to share our Summer 2015 update containing a new Literature Review from the University of Amsterdam team of the Consortium which aims to provide insights into youth agency and the dynamics of conflict and peace in conflict-affected contexts, and a paper presenting the theoretical and analytic framework for the Research Consortium. It begins by synthesising findings from earlier work that challenged the contemporary and dominant ‘security-first’ and ‘Liberal Peace’ model of peacebuilding, outlines the role and potential of education to contribute to a more sustainable peacebuilding model and provides the foundations for a better understanding of key theoretical, methodological and policy challenges in this complex area.
The Research Consortium, a partnership between UNICEF and the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sussex, Ulster University and in-country partners, addresses one of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA) key objectives – ‘contributing to the generation and use of evidence and knowledge in policies and programming related to education, conflict and peacebuilding’.
You can access the update in full at http://eepurl.com/bsr3lT
The Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding is a partnership which aims to contribute to research, policy and practice relating to education and peacebuilding across three themes:
1. The integration of peacebuilding into education (and vice versa)
2. The role of teachers in peacebuilding
3. The role of formal and non-formal peacebuilding initiatives focusing on youth.