30 November 2018
On 23 November 2018, the University of Bristol hosted the final Resilient Peace workshop in Bristol, UK, on “Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa”. This was complemented by a series of events related to an IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship for Prof Ransford Gyampo (University of Ghana).
The day-long Resilient Peace final workshop on “Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa” focused on some of the key themes of the collaboration work conducted during the year-long project. Common themes through all of the papers related to the measurement of types and levels of peace and resilience in various contexts (see below).
Talk videos and interviews
Videos of individual talks and interviews can be accessed by clicking here. You may also be interested in this short promotional film about the workshop:
The workshop featured the following speakers:
- Dr SungYong Lee (University of Otago) – Resilience in local peacebuilding: The recovery, maintenance and adaptation of social institutions in post-war Cambodia
- Prof Jonathan Joseph (University of Sheffield) – Varieties of resilience
- Dr Julia Paulson (University of Bristol) – The rise of resilience in education in emergencies
- Dr Zainab Mai-Bornu (University of Bath) – What manner of amnesty: Is granting amnesty to the militants a peace making or flawed strategy?
- Dr Clare Mouat (University of Western Australia) – Socialising conflict transformation towards resilient peace-building in planning and governance: Transferable lessons and lingering challenges
- Dr Guy Lamb (University of Cape Town) – Towards resilient African cities: The peacebuilding imperative
- Dr Alex Beresford (University of Leeds) – Is resilient peace possible in a gatekeeper state? The case of Sierra Leone
- Mr Aime Saba (University of Sydney) – Reflecting on structural vulnerabilities and community resilience and Liberia’s recent Ebola Virus Disease: Some lessons for Goal 16 of the SDGs
Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor visit
The workshop coincided by an IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship for Prof Ransford Gyampo (University of Ghana). Prof Gyampo presented an open lecture and a research seminar on at the University of Bristol, as well as chairing a panel at the workshop itself.
Title photo caption: Attendees at the Resilient Peace workshop in Bristol, UK, 23 November 2018.
Photo credit for all photos used in this article:Telling Tales Films/Var Smallwood
About the Author
Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria is the Co-Investigator and Consortium Manager for Resilient Peace, and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. He is also the Project Officer for the Horizon 2020 project EU-CIVCAP.