Co-Investigator Consortium Manager


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).


Work Packages

WP1: MANAGE

Consortium management

WP2: COMBINE

Consolidation of available research and materials on resilience in peacebuilding

WP3: CREATE

Designing and writing materials to establish future grant applications

WP4: PERTH

Webinar in Perth, Australia, May 2018

WP5: ACCRA

Workshop in Accra, Ghana, September 2018

WP6: BRISTOL

Workshop in Bristol, UK, November 2018

WP7: STUDY

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

WP8: SPREAD

Dissemination and communication

WP9: PROTECT

Risk, ethics and data protection


Institutional Affiliation