Myanmar (VTC)

On 26, 28 July, and 2 August 2021, CPPF held an expert brainstorming series for the UN on the deepening crisis in Myanmar. The three workshops brought together scholars, civil society leaders, and UN officials to discuss national, regional, and geopolitical dynamics and explore policy options for the international community.

UNOCA Mandate Renewal (VTC)

On 12 July 2021, CPPF convened a virtual workshop at the request of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) to help inform its upcoming mandate renewal.

Libya (VTC)

On 8 June 2021, CPPF convened a workshop on national and regional dynamics in Libya to help inform the upcoming mandate renewal of the UN Mission in Libya.

Internal Meeting on the DRC and Lessons from Previous DDR Initiatives (VTC)

On April 22 2021, CPPF convened its third workshop on the demobilization and reintegration of armed groups in the Great Lakes region to support the World Bank, the United Nations, and the DRC government’s stabilization strategy. The internal meeting included members from the World Bank and the United Nations.

Climate Security in the Andean Region (VTC)

On 12 March 2021, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), CPPF convened a workshop to discuss climate-related security risks in the Andean region. The workshop brought together regional experts, representatives from the UNDP, and other UN Agencies, Country Teams to discuss climate security with a particular focus on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Rural Radicalisms and the Politics of Order: Public Authority, Performance, and Precarity in Africa

On 12 February 2021, the Understanding Violent Conflict program held a paper development workshop on “Rural Radicalisms and the Politics of Order: Public Authority, Performance, and Precarity in Africa.” The papers are being prepared for publication in a journal special issue that is being co-edited by Tatiana, former SSRC board chair Michael Watts, UVC researcher Annalisa Bolin, and Koen Vlassenroot (Ghent University).

Transregional Planning Grants Virtual Development Workshops

From November 10–23, 2020, recipients of the 2020 Transregional Planning Grants participated in a series of virtual development workshops. The series was intended to encourage inter-group dialogue around the broad themes of ethical and practical considerations of collaborative research, and research in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the course of three weeks, a total of five 2-hour sessions were held, bringing together participants across 16-hour time differences and thirteen countries. Each workshop was facilitated by a leading social scientist with expertise in both research in the Indian Ocean region and the workshop series’ broad themes. Collectively, these scholars provided a …