• 1.Protest in Africa: Rural Radicalism Revisited

    On 25-26 January 2016, the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and Justice and Security Research Programme hosted an event on "Protest in Africa: Rural Radicalism Revisited." This seminar, held at the SSRC, brought together a small group of scholars to explore contemporary forms of protest and resistance to authority in Africa by expanding upon Herbert Weiss’s concept of “rural radicalism” and exploring its continued relevance to explain mobilization for protest.

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  • 2.JSRP Gender Workshop

    On 8 October 2015, CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Mignonne Fowlis participated in a JSRP Gender Workshop at the London School of Economics (LSE). The workshop, which was also supported by LSE's Gender Institute and The Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE, brought together researchers across the various consortium to assess the gender dimensions of the findings from the JSRP research sites in DRC, Uganda and South Sudan. Carayannis presented the broad scope of CPPF's on-going work on gender, while Fowlis presented her forthcoming paper examining the impact of community responses to gender-based violence, based on preliminary research conducted during the JSRP field visit to Equateur in January 2015. On 8 October 2015, CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Mignonne Fowlis participated in a JSRP Gender Workshop at the London School of Economics (LSE). The workshop, which was also supported by LSE's Gender Institute and The Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE, brought together researchers across the various consortium to assess the gender dimensions of the findings from the JSRP research sites in DRC, Uganda and South Sudan. Carayannis presented the broad scope of CPPF's on-going work on gender, while Fowlis presented her forthcoming paper examining the impact of community responses to gender-based violence, based on preliminary research conducted during the JSRP field visit to Equateur in January 2015.

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 3.JSRP Research Trip to Gemena and Gbadolite (Equateur) in the DRC

    JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn, and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis joined a team of their local researchers on a field visit to the cities of Gemena and Gbadolite in northern Equateur province for a series of interviews with government officials, civil society representatives, and customary leaders on issues of public authority. While near the border of the Central African Republic, the trip also served as an opportunity to visit the Inke refugee camp, home to approximately 13,000 Central African refugees, where the team initiated conversations on a new research project focusing access to justice for displaced populations in the DRC. JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis joined a team of their local researchers on a field visit to two of their western DRC research sites, Gemena and Gbadolite in the northwest province of Equateur for a series of interviews with government officials, civil society representatives, and customary leaders on issues of public authority. While near the border of the Central African Republic, the trip also served as an opportunity to visit the Inke refugee camp, home to approximately 13,000 Central African refugees, where the team initiated conversations on a new research project focusing on access to justice for displaced populations in the DRC. This fieldwork was conducted under the auspices of two consortiums. SSRC has been a lead partner in the DFID-funded Justice and Security Research Programme since 2011, which looks into issues of hybrid governance and public authority to find out what arrangements best benefit those at the receiving end of policies to support justice and security in conflict-affected states. The second and newest companion project to the JSRP, Accommodation of justice for displaced in DRC, began in October 2014, and is a research consortium composed of SSRC, the University of Ghent, Cordaid, Wageningen University, and the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural. It is funded by the WOTRO Science for Global Development, a division of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and will investigate how displaced populations, both those internally displaced and refugees, access justice in the DRC. SSRC manages the research in Western DRC, which includes Central African refugee camps and the communities surrounding them. The research trip was preceded by a WOTRO kickoff workshop and a JSRP planning workshop in Kinshasa from 29-31 January 2015.

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 4.JSRP Planning Workshop in Kinshasa

    On 31 January 2015, the JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, and JSRP Research Director at the University of Ghent Koen Vlassenroot convened their DRC research teams for a planning workshop in Kinshasa at the Centre d'Études pour l'Action Sociale. Participants discussed the many cross-cutting research themes observed throughout the various JSRP research sites in Western and Eastern DRC. A few of these included customary conflicts and public authority, borders, identity and power, the resistance of politico-religious movements, and rebel governance. The workshop also discussed and initiated a Congolese cartoon competition, inspired by the themes of the Justice and Security Research Programme, and coordinated by Thembo Muhindo Kashauri, one of Kinshasa’s finest cartoonists. On 31 January 2015, the JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, and JSRP Research Director at the University of Ghent Koen Vlassenroot convened their DRC research teams for a planning workshop in Kinshasa at the Centre d'Études pour l'Action Sociale. Participants discussed the many cross-cutting research themes observed throughout the various JSRP research sites in Western and Eastern DRC. A few of these included customary conflicts and public authority, borders, identity and power, the resistance of politico-religious movements, and rebel governance. The workshop also discussed and initiated a Congolese cartoon competition, inspired by the themes of the Justice and Security Research Programme, and coordinated by Thembo Muhindo Kashauri, one of Kinshasa’s finest cartoonists. A public appeal describing the project has been distributed to various artistic communities across DRC and once the cartoon designs are submitted, a selection committee will select the winners with the first prize being a trip to one of SSRC's consortium partners in Europe to showcase the work of the competition.

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 5.WOTRO Kick-Off Workshop in Kinshasa

    On 29-30 January 2015, JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn, and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis participated in a kick-off workshop for a new research project of the Justice and Security Research Program entitled "Accommodation of justice for displaced in DRC." The project is based at and coordinated out of the Conflict Research Group (University of Ghent) other key partners include, Cordaid, Wageningen University, and the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural. The project is financed by the WOTRO Science for Global Development, a division of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and will investigate how displaced populations, both those internally displaced and refugees access justice in three of the DRC's provinces--Equateur, Haut Uele, and South Kivu. During the workshop, participants presented initial mapping studies of justice enhancing mechanisms in the each of the provincial sites, as well as a literatur.

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 6.JSRP Research Workshop—Gulu, Uganda

    On 1–4 December 2014, JSRP research director Tatiana Carayannis and program coordinator Aaron Pangburn from the Social Science Research Council joined their Congolese local researchers Jose Bazonzi (Kinshasa) and Jose Ndala (Gbadolite) in Gulu, Uganda, for a research workshop with other members of the international research consortium. Researchers from the London School of Economics, Ghent University, the World Peace Foundation (at Tufts University), and various regional institutes from South Sudan, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented their findings on how public authority is exercised in their respective research sites, while others focused on local justice mechanisms. On 1–4 December 2014, JSRP research director Tatiana Carayannis and program coordinator Aaron Pangburn from the Social Science Research Council joined their Congolese local researchers Jose Bazonzi (Kinshasa) and Jose Ndala (Gbadolite) in Gulu, Uganda, for a research workshop with other members of the international research consortium. Researchers from the London School of Economics, Ghent University, the World Peace Foundation (at Tufts University), and various regional institutes from South Sudan, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented their findings on how public authority is exercised in their respective research sites, while others focused on local justice mechanisms.

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 7.JSRP Research Presented at The Hague: "Responses to Sexual Violence in DRC"

    On September 11, the Justice and Security Research Program at the SSRC cohosted a presentation by Dorothea Hilhorst and Nynke Douma on "Responses to Sexual Violence in DRC" at a conference highlighting the research of the IS Academy (Wageningen University) at The Hague. The event was titled "Facing Fragilities: People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery." On September 11, the Justice and Security Research Program at the SSRC cohosted a presentation by Dorothea Hilhorst and Nynke Douma on "Responses to Sexual Violence in DRC" at a conference highlighting the research of the IS Academy (Wageningen University) at The Hague. The event was titled "Facing Fragilities: People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery." A brief description of the research project can be found in related documents.

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 8.Research Trip to Mbandaka (Equateur) in the DRC

    From 18-27 June, Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to visit Kinshasa and the provincial capital of Equateur – Mbandaka – one of the Western DRC JSRP research sites. The trip served as an opportunity to conduct interviews with a number of local stakeholders (the director of the province, assembly representatives, customary chiefs, university professors, demobilized soldiers and local union members) in support of future research outputs on the demobilized soldiers, former rebels, and the growing displaced population living in the region. From 18-27 June, Tatiana Carayannis and Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to visit Kinshasa and the provincial capital of Equateur – Mbandaka – one of the Western DRC JSRP research sites. The trip served as an opportunity to conduct interviews with a number of local stakeholders (the director of the province, assembly representatives, customary chiefs, university professors, demobilized soldiers and local union members) in support of future research outputs on the demobilized soldiers, former rebels, and the growing displaced population living in the region.

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 9.Research Trip to Muanda (Bas-Congo) in the DRC

    Research director Tatiana Carayannis and program associate Aaron Pangburn led a team of local researchers to the coastal town of Muanda in Bas-Congo Province, one of the three JSRP research sites in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for a series of interviews on public authority. The team used several different methods and engaged with government representatives, civil society, and customary authorities.

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 10.Human Security Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses Conference

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 11.JSRP Complexity Week (Ghent, Belgium)

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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  • 12.JSRP Kinshasa Workshop

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
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