The SSRC continued its partnership with the London School of Economics (LSE) on a five-year, £3.5 million research consortium on justice and security in fragile and conflict-affected situations, with support from the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID). The Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP) involves partners from around the world, including the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University, Ghent University, the African Security Sector Network, the South-East European Research Network, and the Video Journalism Movement.
During the JSRP's second year, the SSRC hosted a meeting in New York to further develop the primary research agenda, which is focused on understanding public authority in the border regions between Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Uganda. Over the next four years, JSRP teams will work with a network of local researchers to generate primary evidence about everyday experiences of justice and security and the ’hybrid’ structures that govern the lives of people in a range of fragile or war-affected locations. The aim is to help build local capacity for research and produce scholarship that will ultimately provide a stronger evidence base for future development programming, and contribute to more effective and sustainable policies.
SSRC’s Tatiana Carayannis is a part of a small research management team and leads on activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. Most recently, the SSRC organized a research methods and ethics training workshop in Kinshasa, DRC for researchers drawn from across all four African countries.
Read more on the JSRP website