Resilient Peace Staff University of Auckland Lead

Dr Ritesh Shah is a Senior Lecturer in Comparative and International Education. Most of his research occurs in international settings where changes in political, economic or social regimes driven by crises and/or conflict have lead to calls for significant reform to a nation’s education system. In the past decade, Ritesh has conducted research and consultancy work in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Oceania and the Middle East.  He has been contracted as an education and evaluation expert to a number of agencies including New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s aid programme (formerly the NZ Aid Programme), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade aid programme (Australian Aid), the World Bank, UNICEF, UNHCR, War Child, CARE, and Save the Children.

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