Cutting Edge Peacebuilding Research in Africa: Engaging Early Career Researcher

Cutting Edge Peacebuilding Research in Africa: Engaging Early Career Researcher

Early Career Researchers (ECR) in Africa are engaged in cutting edge peacebuilding research in their respective fields.  However, due to the politics of knowledge production, their work remains on the margins.  This thematic stream is particularly designed to allow ECRs particularly those from Africa to present their research to an international academic audience.

The stream will call for panels primarily made up of papers by ECR  on research themes such as those identified as emerging from the 35 ECRs who attended a British Academy writing Workshop in Nairobi in July 2019 on Interdisciplinary and collaborative research on peace and security: Publishing and grant writing workshop for Early Career Researchers in Eastern Africa.

In the first instance the stream co-convenors will constitute 2 panels that focus on Transitional Justice in Post Conflict Societies in Africa. The ECRs working on this sub-theme will be invited to present their research demonstrating alternative discourse to transitional justice and post-conflict mechanisms that, while not normative, may increase the chances for peace and stability in Africa.  This will be co-convened by Dr. Elias Omondi of the Hekima Peace Institute and Dr. Sarah Njeri of the African Leadership Centre at King’s College London;

Other panels which will be invited will broadly address the issue of peacebuilding broadly defined and whose panellists will constitute ECRs.

Organiser: Sarah Njeri (sarah.njeri@kcl.ac.uk)