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.
Gilberto’s research, which combines fieldwork with critical theory, focuses on state-society relations and local-international interactions. Toward this research he has completed fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Kosovo and Sri Lanka. He holds BA, MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Leeds, Durham University and the University of Bristol, respectively. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Sydney (2014), the University of Auckland (2015) and Harvard University (2016). He was trained in strategic conflict analysis, logistical framework analysis, negotiation and mediation at the Durham Global Security Institute, in security management and HEAT at RedR, and in monitoring and evaluation at the United States Institute of Peace.
Aside from his EU-CIVCAP work and other research, Gilberto was Co-Investigator of the ESRC IAA Impact Project “PeaceCapacity: Building capacities in civil society for inclusive peace processes in the Horn of Africa and the Western Balkans”, which drew on EU-CIVCAP’s Work Package 6 research. He is also a Country of Origin Information Expert for both Sri Lanka and North Korea at the Rights in Exile Programme. His latest publication is a chapter entitled “Terrorism and Ethics” in the edited textbook Terrorism and Political Violence (London: SAGE, 2015).
Consolidation of available research and materials on resilience in peacebuilding
Designing and writing materials to establish future grant applications
Webinar in Perth, Australia, May 2018
Workshop in Accra, Ghana, September 2018
Workshop in Bristol, UK, November 2018
Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices, to be fed into future grant applications
Dissemination and communication
Risk, ethics and data protection