Request for Research Proposals
Request for Research Proposals | Learning from Local Peacebuilding Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa
Release Date: October 1, 2021
RFP Due Date: 8:00 pm EST on November 12, 2021
The RESOLVE Network Secretariat, based at the United States Institute of Peace, is soliciting proposals for new research on local peacebuilding practices in Sub-Saharan Africa. This research will be part of a new RESOLVE initiative, Learning from Local Peacebuilding Approaches, in partnership with the USAID Bureau for Africa. Successful applicants will propose to conduct new, field-based research that can assist policymakers and practitioners in better understanding the success and failure of local peacebuilding efforts on the continent and clarify the potential role of international donors and partners in supporting local peace efforts. The final research outputs will be published as RESOLVE Research Reports.
Specifically, we welcome research proposals around four thematic areas related to local peacebuilding practice in Sub-Saharan Africa:
- Youth and peacebuilding
- Trauma in peacebuilding and Trauma-informed peacebuilding
- Climate change and peacebuilding
- Migration and peacebuilding
Proposals must include a field-based research component in at least one country in Sub-Saharan Africa, but studies involving comparative research designs are also welcome. Area of geographic focus within the region is open, but successful proposals will make a clear case for the relevance (substantively and in policy terms) of their field research site to the thematic area.We welcome submissions employing a variety of research methodologies, but are especially interested in proposals that undertake original data collections using an appropriate mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, or that supplement qualitative and ethnographic methods with quantitative analysis using available data (Afrobarometer, ACLED, etc). We also welcome proposals that examine peacebuilding issues and contexts that bridge or cut across thematic areas. Examples might include (but are not limited to) the challenges of building peace in communities impacted by climate-driven migration, trauma-informed peacebuilding in the context of youth participants in violence, or the role of diaspora youth in local peacebuilding.
For more detailed information and submission requirements, please read the full request for proposals here.
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