Resilient Peace Staff University of Pretoria Lead

Dr Cori Wielenga is a senior postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation and the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. She holds a PhD in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from the University of KwaZulu Natal. Her research interest is in the intersection of formal and informal justice systems during transitions. This has led to in-depth research on Rwanda’s gacaca courts, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and comparative projects on the informal justice systems in Burundi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia. Findings from these projects are intended to inform emerging transitional justice policies and guidelines in Africa and further abroad.

Work Packages


Consolidation of available research and materials on resilience in peacebuilding


Designing and writing materials to establish future grant applications


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices, to be fed into future grant applications


Dissemination and communication

Institutional Affiliation