CPAID: The Centre for Public Authority and International Development

Lead Research Organisation: London School of Economics & Pol Sci
Department Name: Institute of Global Affairs

Abstract

CPAID will address critical questions that have bedevilled the outside world's engagement with governance of fragile, conflict affected, marginal and impoverished populations. In these places inclusive growth has proved elusive. We propose a different starting point. Rather than anticipating transitions to accountable and capable Western government familiar to policymakers, CPAID prioritises the everyday lived realities of ordinary people in conflict-affected and fragile situations. In these places, the foundations of such growth are far more widespread and pervasive than state institutions. Through the lens of public authority, CPAID researchers seek to understand how governance actually functions in such circumstances, what forms of growth does this accomplish, and can actually existing forms of inclusive growth be promoted by development practitioners. Only a historically-informed, contextual and interdisciplinary analysis of how political, economic and social factors interact can achieve a full understanding of 'real governance' in conflict affected in places. Understanding these dynamics is critical to inform new and improved models of international development which will actually provide or enhance firm foundations for future inclusive growth.
CPAID will explore how forms of public authority shape and are shaped by a set of interlocking global challenges that pose both risks and opportunities for international development and inclusive growth: namely, the provision of security and justice; migration, displacement and situations of endemic violence; global health threats; control and allocation of resources; and advances in media and information technologies. CPAID will fill a serious evidence gap about on the ground realities in large areas of Africa which currently affect other regions, including Europe. The CPAID team includes world- leading authorities on, Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Central African Republic.
Our primary focus is on public authority as perceived, understood and experienced by populations in locations of research. Research over the last decade or so has challenged prevailing assumptions embodied in the 'failed states' discourse, namely that in the absence of western-style governance institutions, fragile and conflict affected societies collapse or flounder. CPAID will undertake research which can help us understand the various ways in which actual forms of public authority work. This approach is desperately needed in development policy. Conventional conflict and post-conflict state building processes, premised on Weberian notions of the state, are hugely expensive and too often unsuccessful or arguably even counter-productive. Moreover, with the rise of 'resilience thinking', donors are increasingly acknowledging that the world is a place of 'radical uncertainty', and determined, in the words of DFID to 'embrace uncertainty as an opportunity to... bounce back better'. This has underpinned a new, but under-researched agenda to find more cost-effective and culturally 'embedded' forms of governance that donors can support.
This research will also take place in the context of massive investments to provide internet connectivity. The next five years will witness unprecedented efforts to connect millions of people who do not currently have internet access in Africa, in remote and borderland areas. Examining the role of new technologies, including social media, in reshaping public authorities and governments will provide crucial entry points to develop policies to achieve new forms of inclusive growth.

Planned Impact

Our overall impact goal is to produce high quality, multi-disciplinary, evidence-based research. In doing so, CPAID aim to influence local, national and international policies to promote inclusive growth and social change. Our research will directly benefit the following groups:
(i) Local populations, including communities who have experienced or been affected by displacement and return, who desire inclusive growth and social change. CPAID will have an impact on populations in these places by assisting the development of policies based on strengthening already existing institutions, rather than promoting imagined and normative state institutions. In many places, CPAID will supply baseline data where this does this exist. Through this, CPAID will challenge entrenched wisdom and conventional development thinking, which is not improving the lives of intended beneficiaries. CPAID responds to an urgent need to involve local populations in the research process, and to involve local researchers and assistants in research design. This involves working through, and fostering, a strong already existing network of local researchers, civil society leaders and customary authorities.Increasing and enhancing local stakeholder participation and co-producing and designing research and policy recommendations is not just an outcome of the research project but also a research strategy itself, generating trust with local populations.
(ii) Governmental and non-governmental policymakers at both the national and international level. CPAID will generate recommendations and strategies to strengthen current approaches and interventions related to promoting inclusive growth and social change in African countries. Policies that deliver such end-goals must be designed to work in complex and contested local environments characterised by hybrid and competing structures of public authority. In our research countries, public authority is dynamic, contingent and fragile. Long-term, inclusive growth is illusive. These processes are chronically under-researched, with few comparative studies or transferrable lessons produced. At the international level, the publication and speaking records of the core research team members demonstrate exceptional non-academic impact. Recently, the team has advised the International Criminal Court, the United Nations, the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future, DFID and the EU. Building on this expertise, the translation of findings to succinct policy briefings containing actionable recommendations will be prioritised. Findings will continually be widely disseminated through the 'Africa at LSE' webpage and associated blogs, and partners' twitter channels. We will also host annual stakeholder meetings in research countries, and at policy round-tables in London, Ghent and New York.
(iii) Publics. CPAID will promote engagement with scientific evidence on how public authority is constituted, and how its functioning can be enhanced to produce sustainable, inclusive growth. Our meetings and round-tables will strengthen networks among teaching and research institutions as well as national and international media to widely disseminate findings.
(iv) Present and future generations of African development practitioners, leaders and academics. CPAID will train a cadre of young development professionals as a key instrument in changing thinking and practice over the long term. We will ensure access to improve educational opportunities for local researchers in our research countries, recognising the need to work with individuals to help foster a new generation of African leaderswho can take our research findings forward, to contribute to long-term, inclusive growth and change. CPAID will do this systematically through extending the ground-breaking Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) scheme based at LSE and the SSRC's African peacebuilding Network and NextGen African Social Science Programme.
 
Description Selected key findings include:

-Nationalism and self-determination in north-east Africa. The key findings here relate to the contingency and indeterminacy of the concept of self-determination as used by different political actors and parties over different time periods, for different ends. Within Sudan/South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia there are distinctly different traditions of political thought on these concepts (UN-legalistic, Marxist-Leninist, Islamist, ethno-nationalist). The legitimization of self-determination through regional organizations (IGAD and OAU/AU) has been critical to their application in the region, making the UN a secondary player. Thus, for example, the independence of South Sudan was possible only because of the adoption of self-determination within the IGAD Declaration of Principles for the resolution of the civil war in Sudan in the 1990s. Writings and media appearances relating to this have been influential in debates on ethno-nationalist politics in Ethiopia.

- The political marketplace and public authority. The key point here is the process of disordering/reordering of social-political institutions through the mechanism of the monetization of patronage relationships. (An elaboration of Lund's theorization of public authority, with a specific additional focus on the 'waning' element of his observation that political authority, as an institutional form, waxes and wanes.) We have half a dozen proposals for research papers for our seminar in June but as yet no specific findings to report.

-During research we finalised about charcoal production and trade in eastern DRC, of which we already published the results under de CPAID project, the idea emerged to extend research on how public authority is shaped around commodities that are essential for local livelihoods. As such we are extending this research on fishing, the transport and trade of fish in eastern Congo. Possibly in the future this research can also be extended to the bushmeat trade in the region.

- For CPAID we work together with the Congolese research institute Group de Etude de Conflit et Securite Humain (GEC-SH), which is directed by Prof. Godefroid Muzalia.
This partnership is based on an approach to research collaborations where research ideas, outputs etc. are shaped, formulated and conducted together. In CPAID's first year we
organised multiple workshops to start off this collaboration. This collaboration is also in line with the (silent) voices from the field project and manifesto, see https://www.gicnetwork.be/silent-voices-about/, which is an initiative of the Governance in Conflict Network of which CRG/ University of Ghent is the host-institution.
Exploitation Route n/a
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

 
Description Selected impacts include: - Members of the CPAID team gathered in Birmingham, UK last week to present their research papers at the biennial conference of the African Studies Association. Grace Akello, Julian Hopwood, Jonah Lipton, Anna MacDonald, Kate Meagher, Melissa Parker, Naomi Pendle and Holly Porter presented their papers and participated in various workshops at the conference, which was held over 11-13 September 2018 at the University of Birmingham. The conference celebrated the rich diversity and inter-disciplinary nature of the study of Africa and connected academics, policy makers and practitioners working in and on the continent. - On 6-8 September 2018, CPAID hosted a capacity-building workshop in Mombasa, Kenya. Researchers from the DRC, Uganda, the UK, and South Sudan shared their research skills during the three-day workshop and set goals for CPAID's capacity-building strategy. A range of masterclasses were held covering writing research articles and blogs; as well as using Twitter to disseminate research. The workshop ran alongside the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) Forum which brought together alumni from across the African continent to inspire current and future African leaders. Both CPAID and PfAL are hosted at the LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. - CPAID Investigator Dr Duncan Green and FLCA Visiting Professor Dr Grace Akello recently participated in LSE IQ's monthly podcast. Aired on 3 July 2018, Episode 16, Do we need to rethink foreign aid? discusses the politics of foreign aid. The episode examines the role of humanitarian and development assistance despite an increasingly sceptical political environment. Our researchers were featured alongside Rafat Ali Al-Akhali from the Blavatnik School of Government and Dr Ryan Jablonski from LSE's Department of Government. - On 22-23 May 2018, CPAID hosted its annual research workshop at the University of Ghent, Belgium. The workshop brought together researchers from the London School of Economics, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Conflict Research Group at the University of Ghent in Belgium and the Social Science Research Council in New York. This was the second annual 2-day workshop held by the ESRC-funded Centre, which conducts research on governance in fragile areas in Africa. Researchers presented their research agendas for the next five years and discussed the strategy and direction of the centre. The centre will be hosted at the LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa for the next five years and will promote new ways of thinking about public authority, and translate the findings into more effective policy responses. - Naomi Pendle shared her research findings at a workshop in Juba, South Sudan, organised by the UK's Department for International Development. The workshop was intended for DFID to share ideas about their future plans for livelihoods and conflict mitigation programming. Dr Pendle's research shared at the workshop will be used to inform policy development, which is still in the early stages of planning.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description 5th Anniversary workshop of the signing of the Peace, Security & Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Africa's Great Lakes region
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact On 26-28 February 2018, UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis served as the facilitator for the workshop on the 5th Anniversary of the signing of the Peace, Security & Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Africa's Great Lakes region in Addis Ababa. Led by UN Special Envoy Said Djinnit, this workshop brought together dignitaries, leaders, and other regional stakeholders to assess progress in the implementation of the PSCF in the 5 years since it was signed. Carayannis and SSRC has been organizing strategic brainstorming and strategy sessions for the UN Special Envoy since 2013. The output offered a number of recommendations on how to increase engagement, and ensure the PSCF is fully implemented by the signatory member states and multilateral institutions.
 
Description Advisor, Ebola in the DRC
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Throughout the quarter, Carayannis has been advising the Social Science in Humanitarian Action, in support of the response to the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Equateur province. The platform will produce a series of briefs focusing on the population in the affected areas, leadership structures, and local economies, as well as recommendations for context-sensitive responses by international and national health-care agencies.
URL https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13826
 
Description Advisory Council meeting of the Woodrow Wilson International Center's Africa Program.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Tatiana serves on the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson International Center's Africa Program.
 
Description Advisory Panel for Ebola Response and Preparedness DRC, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi (Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://f1000research.com/documents/7-709
 
Description Advisory committee on diaspora investment and private sector development in Somalia
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This has included changes in Dutch policy toward diaspora investment strategies into productive sectors and ensuring public-private divides in engagement so as not to affect the political settlement.
 
Description Briefing with U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Tatiana Carayannis and Saron Pangburn attended a briefing with U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki Haley after her October 2017 trip to Ethiopia, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After some brief introductory remarks from the Ambassador, they engaged in a closed-door session about U.S. and UN policy moving forward in these three critical Africa states.
 
Description Briefing with the UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact On 16 June 2017, Tatiana Carayannis and members of the UVC's DRC Affinity Group briefed the Office of the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on developments and risks in the Democratic Republic of Congo in advance of the Special Adviser's trip to the region. This discussion emphasized the importance of history in understanding the tragic recent events in the Kasai provinces, but also stressed that there are number of worrying trends in other provinces that are also worthy of attention. This activity allowed for a better informed visit of the Special Adviser during his meetings with regional leaders.
 
Description Briefing, Foreign Office of the Government of the United Kingdom on analysis of the election/post-election in the DRC.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Tatiana briefed officers of the Foreign Office of the Government of the United Kingdom on her analysis of the social, economic, and political implications, nationally and regionally, of the election/post-election in the DRC. Feedback from the Head of Africa Research Analysts of the DCO Africa Directorate included "I found this session useful and interesting on DRC as it was very applied and relevant. I would welcome similar sessions which are topical to link the detailed research to a current issue."
 
Description Central African Policy Forum on the Democratic Republic on the Congo
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact On 26 October 2017, UVC Director and Central African Policy Forum (CAPF) Steering Committee member, Tatiana Carayannis hosted and moderated a discussion with Kris Berwouts on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the support of the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN. Kris Berwouts, Independent Analyst on DRC and Author of Congo's Violent Peace, presented his assessment of the political climate in the DRC. Participants, including representatives of civil society, the United Nations Secretariat and Permanent Country Missions to the UN (Political Advisers from the UK Mission) then expressed their views and offered questions and comments.
 
Description Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Tatiana and Aaron participating in the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network seminar at the UN Secretariat to present the findings of the 2018 pilot research study of MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC. Aaron is one of the authors of the MONUSCO study and Tatiana serves as a member of the study's external reference group.
URL https://effectivepeaceops.net/
 
Description Expert Brainstorming on Diamonds in the Central African Republic: Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations, Kingdoms of Belgium and Morocco, the Government of CAR, UN Secretariat, and 21 Permanent Country Missions to the UN
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact On 3 November 2017, the Understanding Violent Conflict Initiative (UVC) partnered with the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations to facilitate a high-level Expert Brainstorming on "Diamonds in the Central African Republic for Sustainable Development and Peace." The meeting was co-hosted by the Kingdoms of Belgium and Morocco and by the Government of CAR. Participants included representatives from civil society, the United Nations Secretariat, and 21 Permanent Country Missions to the UN. They discussed key challenges and opportunities for building the CAR's capacity to counter the illicit exploitation of natural resources and the role MINUSCA and other partners can play to establish the conditions necessary for the successful implementation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in CAR. The summary note of the discussion was shared and helped inform preparations for the Africa Diamond Conference (13 November 2018), which aimed to expand the dialogue over the sustainable and responsible management of natural resources in Africa.
 
Description Governance-In-Conflict Network Annual Meeting
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Led by the Department of Conflict and Development Studies at Ghent University, the GIC Network is an international research network bringing together relevant disciplinary knowledge at Ghent University in a thematic interdisciplinary approach through cooperation with 28 international research institutes in 16 countries. Understanding everyday governance and development in fragile and conflict-affected situations remains a challenge for both policymakers and development practitioners. The network's aim is to enhance understandings of governance and development in conflict situations by combining an empirical field perspective with a thematic multi-disciplinary approach.
URL https://www.gicnetwork.be/
 
Description Instructor of Social Network Analysis (SNA) Short Course for Development Practitioners and Academics (Goma, DRC, with Mercy Corps)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact With Claire Espey (Mercy Corps) and Jenna White (Linc Local), we taught a sort course on research design, implementation, and social network analysis (SNA) to about 30 participants representing national and international nongovernmental organisations and Congolese universities in both Goma and Bukavu. The short course was held in Goma 5-8 February 2019 (in French) and included training in using Kumu statistical programme to analyse social network data. Participants completed evaluations of the course and stressed their satisfaction and requested further training. Mercy Corps will soon be publishing a report based on our mutual teaching and experiences.
 
Description Intensive Training Workshop in Social Network Research (Mapping Basic Social Services, Personal Support Networks, Financial Diaries) (Goma, DRC)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Designed and led an intensive 5-day training workshop (27 Dec. 2018-3 Jan. 2019, in French) in social network research, tailored to a longitudinal study of household financial governance and access to basic social services, stressing water, in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Participants were instructed in sampling design, interviewing techniques (including using participatory sociograms for egocentric network research), database creation, and data coding. The workshop stressed the inter-related and self-reinforcing nature of the three methodologies (personal support networks, mapping access to basic social services, and financial diaries) in the longitudinal study of water governance in Goma, DRC, in which they are currently being employed by the researchers. Workshop participants provided positive evaluations of the training (on record with lead researchers, Drs Tom Kirk and Pat Stys).
 
Description Inter-agency briefing of the United States Government on the DRC
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Tatiana was invited to brief inter-agency practitioners of the United States government on the upcoming elections in the DRC. This closed-door briefing was hosted by the Institue for Defense Analyses and the took place at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
 
Description International Advisory Board, Ghent Centre for Global Studies
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Ghent Centre for Global Studies is one of 5 research platforms in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, launched at Ghent University. This interdisciplinary research centre unites scholars from Social and Economic Geography; International, EU and Conflict & Development Studies; Economics, Sociology, Global History and Ethics; Human Rights Law and Intercultural Pedagogy - a total of 11 research groups from 6 different faculties - around the critical study of global processes. In keeping with the spatial turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, the centre aims to question the boundaries and scales of space and place, focusing on the co-construction of the local and the global, with special attention to the historical and ethical dimensions of economic, political, social and cultural globalisation, and to (local) agency in global processes and world-making projects. Tatiana Carayannis serves on the Advisory Board for this Centre and last attended an advisory board meeting in September 2018.
 
Description Looking Ahead at Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo with CENCO
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Tatiana Carayannis hosted a session of the Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF) with ICG Senior Analyst, Hans Hoebeke. Titled, "Looking Ahead at Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo" at the Security Council Report in New York. Hans Hoebeke focused his discussion on the current challenges to a free and fair election process in the DRC by framing discussion within the context of previously held elections in 2006 and 2011. After the discussion, Mr. Hoebeke and Tatiana fielded questions and comments from an audience of UN member states and NGO representatives concerning whether the opposition would boycott the election and the extent to which the election results are expected to cause instability both in the country and the region. Audience members also asked questions regarding the UN's role in the region and the approach it should take in the follow-up to the election and the future of MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission.
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/a-central-africa-policy-forum-discussion-looking-ahead-at-elections...
 
Description Participation in Regular South Sudan Roundtables at UK Foreign Office
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Red Team Exercise to test the Risk Assessment Models of the UN's Regional Monthly Review Mechanism
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Tatiana Carayannis participated in a Red Team exercise with the United Nation's Executive Office of the Secretary-General to stress test the new Regional Monthly Review (RMR) conflict analysis methodology they have developed to assess the risk of deterioration of political, human rights and development situations around the world.
 
Description Special Envoy Expert Retreat
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact On 27-28 June 2017, The Government of Switzerland and the Office of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region of Africa convened the Special Envoy Expert Retreat, in partnership with the Social Science Research Council. This meeting, held under Chatham House rule, brought together scholars and expert practitioners on the Great Lakes, together with the various special envoys and international decision makers representing regional institutions, member states, and peace operations. Participants endeavored to take stock and reach a shared understanding on recent peace and security trends in the region, including developments related to illegal armed groups, ongoing political dialogues, and electoral processes; assess the risk of human rights violations and mass atrocities, and identify the actors and triggers that might lead to more widespread violence across the Great Lakes Region; and develop concrete recommendations on how to overcome current challenges, and what avenues for compromise and joint action might exist. Tatiana Carayannis and Aaron Pangburn met extensively with Simon Mustard, the United Kingdom's Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region and James Hilton, Head of the Great Lakes Team in Africa Directorate in the UK FCO, about supporting U.K. efforts in the region.
 
Description Tatiana Carayannis, Membership in the Hellenic Network of African Studies
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Hellenic Network of African Studies aims at linking up Greek-speaking scholars with considerable interests and research experience on the African continent. The Network's principal functions are to promote research on Africa, to develop an interdisciplinary community of Africa-oriented scholars in Greece and Cyprus, to strengthen international links and networks and to offer consultative services to government and Civil Society organizations by pooling together the expertise of its members. The Network was initiated by the University of the Peloponnese and the University of the Aegean but now includes Africanists from several Greek and Cypriot universities and prides itself as the only Africa-focused academic network in the region. The Hellenic Network of African Studies is an affiliate member of AEGIS - African Studies in Europe - A Network in Excellence.
 
Description United Nations Summer Study, Tatiana Carayannis
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program, offered by The New School's Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, puts graduate, undergraduate, and PhD students on the ground in the United Nations and in New York City. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and environmental and reform issues.
 
Description Workshop on MONUSCO's Mandate
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact On 14 July 2017, UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis participated in a workshop on rethinking United Nations engagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and options for MONUSCO's mandate, in the context of UN reform and the HIPPO (High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations) recommendations. The meeting was hosted by the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Stimson Center, and the Security Council Report (SCR), and included members of the Security Council. The output document help establish a new set of priorities for the peacekeeping mission, and emphasized the importance of a strategic, prioritized and sequenced mandate for MONUSCO.
URL https://www.ipinst.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IPI-E-RPT-HIPPO-Recommendations-DRCFinal.pdf
 
Description ESRC Research Grant ES/R005753/1 Catherine Boon PI: Spatial Dynamics in African Political Economy
Amount £990,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R005753/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
End 06/2021
 
Description Going With or Against the Flow? A Study of Water Governance in Goma, DR Congo
Amount $50,000 (USD)
Organisation Mercy Corps 
Start 11/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Description Humanitarianism Grant to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Accountability work stream with Tim Allen and Melissa Parker)
Amount £7,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
 
Description Writing Workshops 2018
Amount £19,880 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Title Informed consent document: THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL DYNAMICS OF MIGRATION AMONG SOUTH SUDANESE IN UGANDA 
Description A fairly generic 2-page informed consent document originally designed in the English and Acholi/Luo languages, the purpose of listing this document here is that it has since been translated into Arabic, Madi, Dinka, and Nuer at the request of an external researcher wishing to conduct similar research with similar participants of various other ethnic groups in different refugee settlements in northern Uganda. This means that we now have a widely translated 2-page informed consent document which can - very very little editing - be used for almost any generic research among many possible populations in the Uganda, South Sudan, DRC triangle and beyond. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact As noted, this document has been translated into Arabic, Madi, Dinka, and Nuer at the request of an external researcher wishing to conduct similar research with similar participants of various other ethnic groups in different refugee settlements in northern Uganda. 
 
Title Longitudinal social network research instruments (Water Governance project, Goma, DRC) 
Description With Dr Tom Kirk, Batumike Papy Muzuri, and Keith Samuel Muhindo Balume, designed integrated data collection tools that combine semi-structured interviews, participatory mapping exercises (sociograms), 'power' mapping, and financial diaries to chart household financial governance and access to basic social services over time as exchange relationships. These tools were piloted and refined in a joint workshop (9 participants) held in Goma, DRC, 10-19 December 2018, in French and English. Workshop participants provided positive evaluations of the training (on record with lead researchers, Drs Tom Kirk and Pat Stys) and a formal report was submitted to Mercy Corps, CPAID's partner on the project. The report will be made public and has already been presented to DfID by Moritz Schuberth of Mercy Corps. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The research instruments are being implemented in a 9-month study of 24 households in Goma, DRC, which began on 11 February 2019. The proof of concept is expected to be presented at a co-creation workshop in Kinshasa at the end of March. We will jointly author a protocol paper for public release in the upcoming months. 
 
Title Political Marketplace Framework 
Description This tool is under ongoing refinement and tailoring that contributes to the study of fragile politics, rent-seeking and state-market relations. I have used it, in particular reference, to the study of political decision-making in Somalia and shifting business-state relations. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool has had widespread implications for practitioners and academics in the study of volatile transitions, non-liberal political logics, and how power is constructed, and wielded, and how decisions are reached. It provides a framework for understanding the intersection of external resources, patronage systems and bargaining power of different groups. I continue to contribute to the empirical rigour of its application in strong coordination with Alex de Waal. 
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/internationalDevelopment/research/JSRP/downloads/JSRP-Brief-1.pdf
 
Title Questionnaire on South Sudanese Refugees' Access to Security, Justice, and Public Authority 
Description A formal, open-ended questionnaire created to better understand the actual interactions with Public Authority which South Sudan living in Uganda experience. It involves asking questions about what life is like for South Sudanese in Uganda, what difficulties they might have, and who they go to for help with those difficulties. As some people face some serious difficulties after moving to Uganda from South Sudan, we were interested in the specific people or institutions that someone facing problems might turn to for help and what reasons they choose to turn to these people or institutions. Because of this, we were interested in people's lives in Uganda and South Sudan, as well as the lives of their family and host community members. Divided into two parts. Part A (for South Sudanese refugees and Host Community members) involves 40 open-ended questions grouped into 8 sections, while Part B (for Administrators, Local government, Rwodi, or NGO workers etc) involves 15 open-ended questions. Originally developed in English, this tool has been translated into the Acholi/Luo, Madi, Arabic, Dinka, and Nuer languages. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Originally designed to be given in the English and Acholi languages for a study undertaken in Kiryandongo and Palabek refugee settlements in Uganda's Kiryandongo and Lamwo Districts, respectively, this tool has recently been expanded and re-translated into Arabic, Madi, Dinka, and Nuer. These redesigned and expanded versions will soon to be the foundation of further, unrelated research conducted by a different research team in a variety of refugee camps in Adjumani and Yumbe Districts as well. 
 
Title Questionnaire on South Sudanese Refugees' Migration Experiences 
Description A formal, open-ended questionnaire created to better understand the migrations experiences of South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda. This tool consists of 33 open-ended questions grouped into 10 sections and asks questions about what life is like for people from South Sudan living in Uganda, why they may have moved, and if they have ever been back. As some people have moved to and from South Sudan and Uganda a number of times it therefor asks about the specific things or events that make South Sudanese people move to Uganda and/or hold them there, as well as the things that might encourage them to go back to South Sudan. Because of this, it asks participants about their lives in both countries as well as the lives of their family members and their host and home communities. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool forms the foundation of an upcoming research article. Discussions are also underway for a different and unconnected research team to use it as the basis of a future research project to be conducted later in 2019. 
 
Title Questionnaire on South Sudanese Refugees' understandings of the current South Sudanese Crisis (2013+) 
Description A formal, open-ended questionnaire created to better understand what life is like for people from South Sudan living in Uganda, why they may have moved, and what they think about the current crisis in the country. It asks questions about the war, who is considered responsible, and what can be done to help bring peace to South Sudan. It is grouped into questions on the following topics: Individual and familial experience of the crisis (3 questions); Reasons for current crisis (9 questions); Possible solutions to the crisis (5 questions); Individual and familial experience of war and peace (4 questions); Life in South Sudan (7 questions); and The future of South Sudan (2 questions). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Despite developing this tool, widespread use of it as a research methodology was discontinued following research participant feedback. 
 
Title Questionnaire on the Connections Between Collective Events and Public Authority among South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda 
Description A formal, open-ended questionnaire originally created during PhD fieldwork in 2014 to investigate the interactions between Religion and Public Authority within one South Sudanese community. In mid-2018 it was revised, expanded, and updated to provide the empirical basis to better understand the actual interactions between Religion and Public Authority among South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda. Consisting of 44 questions grouped into 9 sections, the original questionnaire not only asked about participants individual, familial, and collective experiences and understandings of religion and spirituality but asks varying questions about church membership, event participation, and the connections between their religious and everyday lives and how these may effect - or are effected by - their Public Authority experiences. Although originally designed for participants at collective religious events, due to the nature of fieldwork in Palabek refugee settlement in Lamwo District, northern Uganda, it was updated to investigate the connections between Public Authority and community or collective events more broadly, with a specific focus on the Refugee Welfare Council elections which took place in that settlement in mid-2018. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Although the original questionnaire developed to investigate the connections between religion and public authority remains unused beyond its original application in different research in 2014, the updated, collective event version was used as the basis for research into the Refugee Welfare Council elections which took place in that settlement in mid-2018. The results of this research have been written up as a blog (see URL below) and are currently being developed into complete academic paper. 
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/10/11/refugees-in-northern-uganda-now-have-democracy-but-no...
 
Title Social Networks Research and Financial Diaries 
Description Inspired by others' work with financial and governance diaries, and influenced by Dr Pat Sty's grounding in Social Network Research, we aim to see if these methods dual can complement one another on a new project to examine how households living in Goma, the DRC, cope with insecure service provision and predatory public authorities. We are also including an ethnographic component to further understand the day-to-day dynamics of Goma's tap stands. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We have had to tailor the tool(s) to be used in Goma, learning from workshops with Congolese researchers and field tests. The research using the tool has just begun (Jan 2018). 
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/12/13/when-is-going-with-the-grain-making-the-problem-worse/
 
Title Access to Basic Social Services in the DRC: A Social Network Study of 'Rebel-held' Territories, Socio-economic Status, and Gender 
Description Between 27 August and 10 November 2018, with Samuel Keith Muhindo Balume and Batumike Papy Muzuri (CPAID), we conducted 90 semi-structured interviews across three research sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where public authority is constantly negotiated and renegotiated between customary authorities, central government representatives, and current and former members of armed groups, foreign and national. The first research site, Kitshanga, is nominally controlled by the Congolese government but influenced by the APCLS (national armed group); it is predominantly a stable post-conflict context. The second research site, Nyabiondo, was in a period of transition, having been formerly controlled by the APCLS but now contested between its splinter (APCLS-R), allied with NDC-R (another recent splinter armed group). The last research site had just gone through a period of transition, having been predominantly under the control of Nyatura Kasongo until December 2017, and now for the most part controlled by CNRD (foreign armed group). Participants were selected using purposive cluster sampling to ensure that all targeted populations were represented in the sample: women and men of low, middle, and high socio-economic status (SES). Conceptualisations of SES were drawn from focus group discussions with civil society representatives from each research site; these preceded participant recruitment. Semi-structured interviews included socio-demographic questions and participatory 'power' mappings of when and how participants access basic social services. The methods combined ethnographic research with power mappings and participatory sociograms, yielding over 90 egocentric networks of access to basic social services in contested territories of the eastern DRC. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Data have now been coded, including ties, and the database needs to be cleaned in order to analyse the data using statistical software. Social network analysis (SNA) will be paired with qualitative analysis. Once the dataset has been evaluated by LSE's Research Ethics Committee, it will be published and made available to others. Preliminary findings indicate that residents access basic social services in highly personalised ways, drawing likewise on indirect contacts. Services are accessed more through individuals than specific organisations or ministries. Women seem to access fewer basic social services overall. Those of middle SES appear to have the most diversified and complex means of accessing social services. Access to social services is contingent on a combination of social capital and financial means, but functions differently across different areas, based more on stability than of actual dominance of public authority by state or non-state actors. Security is overall rated as the most important basic social service, then employment. 
 
Title Accounting For and Working With Public Authority in Places Affected by Conflict 
Description The proposed research paper will explore how three well-known international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), Oxfam, World Vision and Mercy Corp, engage powerholders and citizens in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS). In FCAS authority is often held and, in some cases, public goods provided by, a variety of actors and institutions unofficially connected to or separate from states. This can include armed rebel or protection groups, religious organisations, community leaders, businessmen and citizens' associations. They can provide everything from security and justice, to medical supplies, food and water. Understanding how INGOs engage them and help citizens to hold them to account is important as the aid and development sector increasingly orientates itself to working in FCAS. The paper starts from the premise that INGOs have been at the forefront of doing this. It will explore how and why this is so, and the local and international obstacles they have faced as they have developed their ways of working. Through interviews with key informants, it will also investigate how each INGOs' own backgrounds and leaders have shaped their current thinking and practices. The idea is to draw out similarities and differences in their approaches, and to understand how each continues to learn and evolve, and what they could do in the future. The paper will complement these overviews with a short desk-based case study of each INGOs' recent work. The research is being undertaken with Dr Duncan Green. Currently, we have conducted 28 interviews with staff from Oxfam, Mercy Corps and World Vision. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The research is still be analysed and further data collected. However, it is clear that all three organisations welcome the research and are keen to share lessons. 
 
Title Going With or Against the Flow: A Study of Water Governance in Goma, DRC 
Description On 11 February 2019, we began data collection for a joint project with Mercy Corps examining water governance and the charity's intervention in Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Lead researchers aside from myself include Drs Tom Kirk, Duncan Green, and Joe Trapido. I am overseeing the project, based in Goma, and assisting project manager Batumike Papy Muzuri and researchers Samuel Keith Muhindo Balume, Sandrine Tchumisi, Johnson Bauma, and Ishara Tchumisi. Despite substantial challenges in the first two weeks, including collaboration of customary leaders and public servants and a high participant drop-out rate, we managed to conclude 23 introductory interviews with the 24 households participating in the study. Research teams are now typing their reports, coding data into a restructured database, and preparing for further interviews of these households in what is a 9-month longitudinal study of water governance, household management, and navigation of public authority and access to basic social services in Goma. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We hope that once all data is coded and analysed, the full dataset will be made available to the public, following verification and authorisation from LSE's Research Ethics Committee. 
 
Description 'Witchcraft' and conflict: Exploring alternative discourses of insecurity. 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ryan O'byrne has been working in collaboration with partners at Durham and the University of Birmingham to produce ongoing outputs related to 'Witchcraft and Conflict' through workshop participation, by providing expert advice and reviewing publications.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership includes Jonathan Fisher from the University of Birmingham and Cherry Leonardi from Durham University is AHRC-funded. Contributions include workshop organisation and participation, expert advice, publication authorship.
Impact Outputs are forthcoming.
Start Year 2017
 
Description 'Witchcraft' and conflict: Exploring alternative discourses of insecurity. 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ryan O'byrne has been working in collaboration with partners at Durham and the University of Birmingham to produce ongoing outputs related to 'Witchcraft and Conflict' through workshop participation, by providing expert advice and reviewing publications.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership includes Jonathan Fisher from the University of Birmingham and Cherry Leonardi from Durham University is AHRC-funded. Contributions include workshop organisation and participation, expert advice, publication authorship.
Impact Outputs are forthcoming.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration and Partnership on Water Governance with Mercy Corps, Goma, DR Congo 
Organisation Mercy Corps
PI Contribution The collaboration includes Prof. Tim Allen, Dr Duncan Green, Dr Tom Kirk, Dr Joe Trapido, and myself. With Drs Kirk and Trapido, we designed the methodology for investigating impacts of Mercy Corps's IMAGINE water governance model in Goma, DR Congo. We will be researching patterns of water use amongst urban consumers, livelihoods, household governance, and the water governance model in Goma through this partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Mercy Corps, represented by Drs Mark Dwyer and Moritz Schuberth, have granted LSE a sub-award of US$50,000 for the team above to implement the designed study between 2018 and 2020, allowing us full access to their offices, archives, and project operation sites in Goma.
Impact Memorandum of Understanding between Mercy Corps and CPAID/LSE and sub-award to CPAID/LSE team for research on water governance in Goma, including milestones and deliverables.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with CRP on Somalia research 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I've led the theorising around PMF application in Somalia, and contributed to the broader investigation, theorising and research undertakings regarding the study of Somali political and social practice as relates to dispute resolution, business-state relations and public authority. These also include the sharing of information and interpretations surrounding the political marketplace framework.
Collaborator Contribution A team that includes Somali staff that assist in logistics for field research, as well as reviewing of project proposal and preliminary findings for two papers.
Impact These have included a paper on 'understanding the empirics of the PMF' presented in New York at the SSRC, that has not yet been published. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with CSAE at University of Oxford on Political Marketplace 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Theorising with political economists on empirically studying and modeling the political marketplace framework in coordination with top academics from Oxford and the LSE, as well as practitioners. Outputs included a refined framework to be applied and presented.
Collaborator Contribution Included housing the workshops and providing comments on the revised draft of the empirical and theoretical framework.
Impact Revised PMF toolkit
Start Year 2018
 
Description DDR Survey Design and Implementation Strategy 
Organisation Swinburne University of Technology
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution With colleagues at the Swinburne University of Technology and the Social Science Research Council we designed a survey tool and sampling strategy to investigate Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration in the eastern and western DR Congo. The instrument's review entailed further collaboration with members of ResCongo (Réseau congolais de recherche sur la paix et la sécurité). The collaboration will continue through joint dataset creation, data analyses, and outputs. I drafted the first version of the survey instrument, incorporated colleagues' comments, and revised the survey instrument. With Dr Colin Gallagher of Swiburne University of Technology, we designed the sampling strategy. Dr Gallagher and I will be in charge of future statistical analysis and descriptive statistics for the created dataset.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Colin Gallagher of Swiburne University of Technology reviewed the survey tool, informed the inclusion of social network and health matrices, and contributed to the design of the sampling strategy. Prof. José Bazonzi of l'Université de Kinshasa and ResCongo conducted the expert review of the instrument, which we revised with Aaron Pangburn of the Social Science Research Council. Mr Pangburn will lead the training workshop in Gemena and Prof. Bazonzi will be the lead in implementing and co-ordinating data collection on the ground.
Impact The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, including colleagues from Sociology (Prof. Bazonzi), Psychology (Dr Colin Gallagher), and Politics (me).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Helpdesk Review on Conflict, Instability, Risk and Resilience in North-West and South-West of Uganda 
Organisation European Union
Department European External Action Service
PI Contribution Ryan O'byrne has partnered with the University of Birmingham, the EU European External Action Service and the GSDRC to produce literature searches and reviews, expert advice, a publication review.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this engagement activity have contribute to a literature search and review and publication authorship.
Impact Outputs include publications and helpdesk review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Helpdesk Review on Conflict, Instability, Risk and Resilience in North-West and South-West of Uganda 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ryan O'byrne has partnered with the University of Birmingham, the EU European External Action Service and the GSDRC to produce literature searches and reviews, expert advice, a publication review.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this engagement activity have contribute to a literature search and review and publication authorship.
Impact Outputs include publications and helpdesk review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Nuffield College, University of Oxford - Workshop on Empirical Network Data Collection in Social Networks 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Sociology Group at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, awarded the grant to myself and Laurin Weissinger to organise and host the Workshop on Empirical Data Collection for Social Networks at the college 21-22 June 2018, including 27 participants from Europe, North America, and Australia. With Laurin Weissinger, we organised all aspects of the workshop and hosted it.
Collaborator Contribution The Sociology Group at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, awarded GB£4,000 to fund the workshop, including accommodation, catering, and conference rooms.
Impact The workshop provided invaluable feedback to participants who will be submitting papers to the special issue of the journal Social Networks concerning theory and practice of network data collection, guest edited by Prof. Garry Robins (Psychology, University of Melbourne), David Bright (Criminology, Flinders University), Laurin Weissinger (Sociology, University of Oxford), and myself (Politics, CPAID/LSE).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Partnership: Gulu University 
Organisation Gulu University
PI Contribution We will be hosting and funding visiting scholar Grace Akello from the Gulu University at the London School of Economics, Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa for three months. Researcher Julian Hopwood will be teaching in place of Grace Akello at Gulu University.
Collaborator Contribution Grace Akello intends on conducting research and partake in knowledge exchange through seminar and conference workshops upon arrival 12 March 2018.
Impact As Grace Akello has recently commenced her three month stay at the LSE, her contributions to the two grants are forthcoming.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Social Network Data Collection for Service Provision 
Organisation University of Florida
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Designed data collection approaches for gathering information concerning public service provision and investigating public authority in the eastern DR Congo.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Jeff Johnson, a renown quantitative anthropologist who works on Social Network Analysis and empirical data collection, reviewed the research design and informed possible sampling strategies to be applied in the field. Following the first phase of the project, we will continue to collaborate in the development of the research design for its second phase.
Impact Research design refinement. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary (Prof. Johnson is an anthropologist and I myself come from Politics).
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Juba (South Sudan) 
Organisation University of Juba
PI Contribution The University of Juba (UoJ) and Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA) coordinated to host a writing workshop for South Sudanese academics. Numerous papers focused on research related to the politics of return in South Sudan. The FLCA contributed administrative support, academic inputs and organisation.
Collaborator Contribution The UoJ contributed academic reviews of papers written, including by South Sudanese academics who are well known for contributions to forced displacement debates.
Impact Various papers were presented during this workshop and have since been refined based on feedback from these collaborations. This includes the paper by Abraham Diing and Naomi Pendle entitled, '"I Kept My Gun": Establishing Home and Authority After Returning Without Experience of Combat in South Sudan'.
Start Year 2018
 
Description A Preventable Epidemic: The Ebola Outbreak and Failures of Governance in West Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The activity was a public event held at Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, LSE. I chaired a panel containing other experts on the West African Ebola epidemic (Dr. Ismail Rashid and Dr. Luisa Enria). We had a fruitful discussion on the social, economic, and political dimensions of the epidemic with a mixed audience including members of diasporic organisation, development and policy practitioners, academics, and students. The event was matched with a lively twitter engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-preventable-epidemic-the-ebola-outbreak-and-failures-of-governance-...
 
Description "Evidence-Based Peacekeeping" at the Next Frontier of Peacekeeping Conference at Yale University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tatiana Carayannis gave a talk on "Evidence-Based Peacekeeping" at the Next Frontier of Peacekeeping Conference at Yale University's MacMillan Center.

She also participated in a panel on "What can political/social science do for peacekeeping?."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/new-frontiers-of-peacekeeping-yale-university/
 
Description "Power of Rules and Rule of Power" and "Prevention: The Challenge of Theory and Practice" International Studies Association Conference 2018 (San Francisco) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 6 April 2018, Tatiana Carayannis presented her newest paper "Prevention: The Challenge of Theory and Practice" with co-author, Sabrina Stein of the Conflict Peace and Prevention Forum, during the International Studies Association (ISA) Conference in San Francisco, Californi, Tatiana also spoke on a round-table discussion titled "Power of Rules and Rules of Power" on the effective approaches for academic engagement with think tanks and policymakers to an audience concerned with the policy impact of their academic research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description #PublicAuthority: Animals are victims of human conflict, so can conservation help build peace in warzones? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Esther Marijnen and Rosaleen Duffy call for a change in the way wildlife conservation and protection is viewed in situations of conflict.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/02/22/publicauthority-animals-are-victims-of-human-conflict-...
 
Description #PublicAuthority: The Political Marketplace: Analyzing Political Entrepreneurs and Political Bargaining with a Business Lens 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This activity is a blog produced by Professor Alex De Waal that demonstrates how the political marketplace framework helps explain four enduring puzzles in contemporary Africa and the Greater Middle East.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/02/01/publicauthority-the-political-marketplace-analyzing-po...
 
Description #PublicAuthority: What should the IMF do differently in Fragile States? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Duncan Green sets out how the International Monetary Fund can improve its engagement with fragile states.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/02/08/publicauthority-what-should-the-imf-do-differently-in-...
 
Description #PublicAuthority: What will happen when there is another epidemic? Ebola in Mathiane, Sierra Leone 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Melissa Parker and Tim Allen discover how long-standing customary forms of governance played a critical role in ending the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/02/15/publicauthority-what-will-happen-when-there-is-another...
 
Description A regional approach to peacebuilding: The Great Lakes Strategic Framework (New York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 27 November 2017, Tatiana Carayannis moderated a briefing/panel discussion at the United Nations (UN) Secretariat, which took stock of the main policy issues raised at the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of a regional integrated peace and security approach in the Great Lakes region. The meeting also aimed at raising awareness for international engagement, by promoting new programmatic and funding opportunities in support for the Cross-Border Multi-Partner Trust Fund, building on the initial investment funding provided by the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).

Ambassador Said Djinnit, Special Envoy of the Secretary General for the Great Lakes Region, introduced the Great Lakes Regional Framework and its six pillars before highlighting the connections between the work of his office and the ICGLR. The panel discussion brought together experts representing UN Member States, from international organizations, from civil society organizations, and from within the UN system. Highlights included insight from Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, a Visiting Scholar and the Acting Director of the Institute for African Studies at The George Washington University, who spoke to opportunities for promoting a strong women and peacebuilding agenda in the region and provided reflection on the ICGLR initiative 10 years on, after having served as the ICGLR's first Executive Secretary from 2006-2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/a-regional-approach-to-peacebuilding-the-great-lakes-strategic-fram...
 
Description Africa Center for Strategic Studies' (ACSS) Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 30 October 2017 UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis participated in the Africa Center for Strategic Studies' (ACSS) Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar as a panelist during a session entitled, Conflict Focus: Civil War Resolution: South Sudan and CAR. She was invited to share her expertise and insight on the conflict in CAR, the status of UN's efforts in the region and some major challenges to peacebuilding. The panel is part of ACSS' inaugural Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar, from 23 October to 9 November in Washington, D.C. The seminar aims to provide the next generation of African security sector leaders with practical and effective tools upon which they can draw to contribute to their nations' security and development. Around 60 mid-level security professionals from over 30 African countries are participating in the seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description African Studies Association Panel: "Resistance Strategies in Central Africa" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 18 November 2017, at the annual conference of the African Studies Association, UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Manager Aaron Pangburn participated in a panel entitled "Resistance Strategies in Central Africa". The panel brought together a group of scholars to analyze actions and discourses that contest, transgress, subvert or resist to international policy prescriptions and/or national public policies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. Koen Vlassenroot, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Conflict Research Group at the University of Ghent, presented his reflections on resistance by armed groups in Eastern DRC, and explored whether Herbert Weiss' theory of rural radicalism (developed after the Congolese rebellions of the 1960) could help explain the character and grievances of contemporary rebels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description African Studies Association UK 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Naomi Pendle presented a paper with Vicky van Brockhaven (University of Gent, Belgium) titled, "Spiritual healing and politics: the case of mani in a longue durée and cross-border perspective (South Sudan, DRCongo, 1880-today)". The paper focused on collective healing and made comparisons between DRC and South Sudan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description African Studies Association: Resistance Strategies in Central Africa (Chicago) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 18 November 2017, at the annual conference of the African Studies Association, Tatiana Carayannis and Aaron Pangburn participated in a panel discussion entitled "Resistance Strategies in Central Africa". The panel brought together a group of scholars to analyze actions and discourses that contest, transgress, subvert or resist to international policy prescriptions and/or national public policies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. Koen Vlassenroot, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Conflict Research Group at the University of Ghent, presented his reflections on resistance by armed groups in Eastern DRC, and explored whether Herbert Weiss' theory of rural radicalism [1] (developed after the Congolese rebellions of the 1960) could help explain the character and the grievances of contemporary rebels.

The DRC presentations were complemented by An Ansoms, Professor of Development Studies at the Catholic University of Louvain, looked at resistance to land policy and social reengineering in Rwanda, and the dichotomy between hidden and open forms of resistance by the Rwandan farming community. Her presentation focused on the green revolution in Rwanda, and how farmers are expressing discontent and pushing for reform in a variety of innovative ways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/african-studies-association-resistance-strategies-in-central-africa...
 
Description Beyond Mixed Metaphors of Networks: Applying Social Network Analysis to Study #PublicAuthority and Governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Researcher Patrycja Stys explores how using Social Network Analysis (SNA) can improve our understanding of public authority.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/03/01/beyond-mixed-metaphors-of-networks-applying-social-net...
 
Description Blog by Robin Oryem 'What do witchdoctors actually do?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact As part of trying to understand how Public Authority operates in such impoverished, marginal and conflict-affected places, Robin Oryem has been interviewing local witch doctors and reflects on their role in post-war society and healing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2019/01/30/what-do-witch-doctors-actually-do/
 
Description Blog on corruption in the Ugandan refugee industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Entitled "The Illegal Economy of Refugee Registration: Insights into the Ugandan Refugee Scandal" and published under the hashtag #PublicAuthority, this blog about corruption within the Ugandan refugee industry was one of the 5 most read blogs on the Africa@LSE blog series for 2018, gaining much traction within the legal, development, and humanitarian industries and resulting in several productive new professional relationships. It was also re-posted on several external websites and blog index sites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/03/08/the-illegal-economy-of-refugee-registration-insights-...
 
Description Blog on democratic elections which took place in Palabek refugee settlement, Uganda 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Entitled "Refugees in northern Uganda now have 'democracy', but no authority" and published on the Africa@LSE blog series under the #LSEReturn, and #PublicAuthority hashtags, this blog post allowed several significant professional connections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/10/11/refugees-in-northern-uganda-now-have-democracy-but-no...
 
Description Blog post as part of the CPAID blog series on Public Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Published blog post entitled " What Land Governance in Uganda can teach us about #PublicAuthority" as part of the CPAID #PublicAuthority blog series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/07/16/what-land-governance-in-uganda-can-teach-us-about-pub...
 
Description Blog post together with Arthur Owor for CPAID #PublicAuthority blog series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Published blog post together with Arthur Owor for the CPAID #PublicAuthority blog series, entitled "What crop theft in northern Uganda tells us about relations between investors and communities"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/11/20/what-crop-theft-in-northern-uganda-tells-us-about-rel...
 
Description British Academy Conference on "The Common Good in Times of Transition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 6 June 2017, Tatiana Carayannis traveled to London to give a talk at the British Academy and participate in a conference on the peaceful settlement of disputes, entitled "The Common Good in Times of Transition." Carayannis presented during a panel on practice, policy implications and solutions. This activity resulted in a better collective understand of what is needed to foster inclusive political settlements and conflict resolution in fragile and conflict-affected states.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CPAID Ghent Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A CPAID workshop held at Ghent University to present and discussion research papers, policy briefings and findings (completed and in progress).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CPAID Research Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre for Public Authority and International Development has held ongoing weekly research seminar/workshops (1.5 hours) to discuss, strengthen and query ongoing methodology and research on public authority in affiliated CPAID countries for all CPAID researchers held at the London School of Economics. Invited speakers have included: Alcinda Honwana, Mary Kaldor, Geoff Swenson, Teddy Brett, Henry Radice, Anna Macdonald, Saum Nangiro, Holly Porter, Catherine Boone, Eyob Gebremariam Alex de Waal, Duncan Green and others. Seminar outputs included lively debate and a Q&A series following presentations, research agenda strengthening, team building, and plans to extend the seminar series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description CPAID Research Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On October 17th and 18th, the newly established Centre for Public Authority and International Development hosted its' first research workshop for all the affiliated researchers working on CPAID projects. The two day event hosted at LSE welcomed twenty-five people and provided a chance for the researchers and partners to see the centres' new space and location in the Towers on the campus at LSE. The two days covered a range of topics from research project proposal presentations, project discussion and feedback sessions, research planning and milestone setting, ethical clearance, and health and safety. We had our partners attend and participate in the sessions from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Social Science Research Council in New York and University of Ghent in Belgium. The workshop brought all the researchers together to develop their research agendas and begin their long-term project implementation and collaboration building.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CRP Annual Meeting and Advisory Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 20 people participated in a day-long workshop surrounding the progress within the Conflict Research Programme surrounding core themes of public authority, civicness and the political marketplace as applied in the case study sights (including Somalia). The concepts were discussed and interrogated, and feedback was provided on critical findings from the CRP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Carayannis, T. and Pangburn, A. (March 2018) "DDR and Return in the DRC--A Foolish Investment or Necessary Risk?" LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa blog. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/03/26/ddr-and-return-in-the-drc-a-foolish-investment-or-nece...
 
Description Closed Briefing with U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki Haley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 30 November 2017, UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Manager Aaron Pangburn attended a closed briefing with U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki Haley after her October 2017 trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After some brief introductory remarks from the Ambassador, participants engaged in a Q/A session about U.S. and UN policy moving forward in this critical Africa state. After the discussion, Carayannis and Pangburn met with her senior political officer, and their upcoming engagement strategy and how to tie US action to clearly delineated benchmarks in the electoral process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Community policing dissemination event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event was a launch for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung's report "It's Katogo Out There: Community voices on crime prevention and security" on community policing in Uganda. I was invited to share a scholarly perspective on the report as well as disseminate my research on community policing and public authority. There were approximately 70 people in attendance, and they consisted of members of civil society, the police, general public, and policymakers, including the resident city Commissioner of Kampala, Deborah Mbabazi. I presented key takeaways on multiple and overlapping authorities and a fragmented institutional environment in the security sector, and the work of CPAID on the importance of local public authority. Those present expressed their interest in the research findings, and particularly political decision-makers and police representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference Presentation at African Studies Association UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of findings and analysis from my research on Sierra Leone and the Ebola crisis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference Presentation: Illicit Networks and Policing Flows Workshop 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented (with Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester) a paper entitled 'Brokering Between Overt and Covert Networks in Conflict Zones', for which we likewise submitted a draft paper. The article has since been accepted for publishing in the special issue 'Contemporary Perspectives on Illicit Networks' of the journal Global Crime. The presentation was at the two-day Illicit Networks and Policing Flows Workshop 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.flinders.edu.au/centre-crime-policy-research/illicit-networks-workshop
 
Description Conference about land and conflict in east DRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 13 November, Koen Vlassenroot was invited as an expert at the pre-conference with European and Congolese experts, state representatives and civil society members in Wageningen on land and conflict in eastern DRC. This pre-conference is organized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in preparation of a large conference in Bukavu on conflict land reform, scheduled for June 2019. Koen Vlassenroot is also a member of the scientific committee of the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference panel organised 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organised a panel called "The contradictions of 'resilience' in the aftermath of displacement and return" for the American Anthropological Association Conference in San Jose, USA. This led to the development and maintenance of many important professional relationships plus the presentation of ongoing research and preliminary research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference presenation and convening of a double panel - POLLEN Oslo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Organisation of a double panel about conservation in violent environments together with Prof. Rosaleen Duffy. Also presentation about how rebels govern nature in Eastern DRC. Conference was the bi-annual political ecology conference, POLLEN, organised in Oslo this yeat. Panels preparred for the submission of a special issue to Political Geograpy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a paper called "Resilience in crisis: The contradictions of resilience among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda" with co-author Ogeno Charles at the American Anthropological Association conference in San Jose, USA. This allowed the development and maintenance of important professional relationships, the presentation of preliminary research findings, and requests for further academic publications and scholarly presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference presentation - AAG New Orleans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the AAG conference in New Orleans, Annual geography conference. Presenation about how rebels govern nature, a new research agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference presentation - Congo Research Network - Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the conference of the Congo Research Network, organised in Oxford.
Presented about electrifation politics in eastern Congo and about tourism in Virunga National Park, east Congo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference presentation at African Studies Association UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of emerging findings of study on access to magistrates' courts in Uganda and South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference presentation: Second Australian Social Networks Analysis Conference (ASNAC 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a paper entitled 'The Social Networks of Social Network Data Collection: An Analysis of Eight Months of Research in the Eastern DRC', at the Second Australian Social Networks Analysis Conference (ASNAC 2017) in Sydney. The focus on data collection lead to planning a co-organised workshop on the topic at the University of Oxford, as well as an accepted proposal for a special issue in the journal Social Networks (impact factor 3.11).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.asnac2017.org.au
 
Description Congo Research Network Conference - 'Governance in Context' presentation (armed actors and civilians) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a paper (with Dr Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester) entitled 'Governance in Context: Brokering between civilian and rebel networks in the eastern DRC' at the annual Congo Research Network Conference, 26-27 April 2018. The panel focused on armed groups and conflict in the eastern DR Congo and explored governance in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://congoresearchnetwork.com/2017/06/23/crn-conference-2018/
 
Description Congo Research Network Conference - 'Single-authored Papers?' presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a paper (with Dr Jean-Benoiît Falisse, University of Edinburgh) entitled 'Single-authored papers? Reflections on and explorations of the consequences of the 'data rush' and related dynamics of Western academia on Congo research' at the annual Congo Research Network Conference, 26-27 April 2018. The panel focused on research ethics in conflict-affected contexts and contributed to ongoing debates concerning data collection and North-South partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://congoresearchnetwork.com/2017/06/23/crn-conference-2018/
 
Description Congolese Research Network on Peace and Security (ResCongo) - Annual Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ResCongo held its inaugural annual conference from September 27-28, in collaboration with the SSRC, the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Bukavu (ISP-Bukavu), and the Conflict Research Group (CRG) at Ghent University, at the Centre Culturel Boboto in Kinshasa. Tatiana Carayannis and Aaron Pangburn were invited to attend as members of the advisory committee.

ResCongo, the first national Congolese network of researchers working on peace and security issues, is a virtual platform that promotes and facilitates exchanges among Congolese scholars, connecting and enhancing the participation of these researchers in international academic and policy discussions. ResCongo invited members and interested researchers to submit abstracts, draft papers, and present their work through a call for proposals. Twenty applications were selected after a competitive assessment process. The theme of the inaugural conference was "Insecurity and the Provision of Justice in Urban and Semi-Urban areas in the DRC: Actors, Practices and Perspectives."

The conference began with opening remarks from Noël Obotela Rashidi, professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Politics (CEP) at the University of Kinshasa. Over the course of two days, conference leaders and participants held panels on topics ranging from "Insecurity and National Resources" to "Land Conflicts, Customary Authorities, and Justice." Prominent Congolese researchers led most of the panel discussions, while Tatiana was asked to co-lead a discussion on methodologies, the challenges of conducting research in the DRC, and how scientific research can best inform public policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/congolese-research-network-on-peace-and-security-rescongo-%E2%80%93...
 
Description Debate on the "Local" in the Democratic Republic of Congo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 11 May 2017, UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis presented during a facilitated discussion on "Tensions between local and national dynamics: dilemmas for international interventions in the DRC" at the UN Secretariat. This was prompted by an editorial debate in the pages of Foreign Affairs between Columbia Professor Séverine Autesserre, and Tatiana and a few colleagues over the nature of conflict in the DRC. The meeting was convened by the Department of Peacekeeping's Division for Policy, Evaluation and Training, but also brought together representatives from the Civil Affairs Unit in MONUSCO, and many others from the UN various departments, field missions and agencies. The panelists explored the relationship between the local, national and international in the DRC and discussed their implications for MONUSCO's political and community engagement strategies. This activity provided greater understanding by UN policymakers of the linkages between local, national and international dynamics in the DRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Department for International Development Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact In Feb 2019, following on from the above meeting, Melissa Parker was invited to DfID to brief the core team on insights emerging from Sierra Leone, and also from anthropological research happening in DRC, in relation to how they might assist WHO with responding effectively to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Diamonds in the Central African Republic for Sustainable Development and Peace with the Belgian/CAR/Moroccan Missions to the United Nations (New York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tatiana Carayannis and Aaron Pangburn partnered with the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations to facilitate a high-level Expert Brainstorming on "Diamonds in the Central African Republic for Sustainable Development and Peace." The meeting was co-hosted by the Kingdoms of Belgium and Morocco and by the Government of CAR. Participants included representatives from civil society, the United Nations Secretariat, and 21 Permanent Country Missions to the UN. They discussed key challenges and opportunities for building the CAR's capacity to counter the illicit exploitation of natural resources and the role MINUSCA and other partners can play to establish the conditions necessary for the successful implementation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in CAR.

Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve of Belgium; Ambroisine Kpongo of the Central African Republic, and Omar Hilale of Morocco provided introductory remarks on the draft national strategy to address these issues, while a group of experts comprised of Tatiana Carayannis (SSRC), Marc Van Bockstael (Antwerp World Diamond Centre), Ruben De Koning (The Sentry), Marie Lintzer, (Natural Resource Governance Institute) and Damian Lluna (European Commission) provided their expertise on armed groups operating in the CAR and the role of the sanctions regime. This meeting worked to support the implementation of the National Recovery and Peacebuilding Plan for CAR and the work of the African Ministers of Mining at the upcoming African Diamond Conference in Brussels on 13-15 November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/diamonds-in-central-african-republic-for-sustainable-development-an...
 
Description Discussion and presentations in Beyreuth, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Allen participated in discussion/presentation in Bayreuth, Germany, on research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar (ACSS-Washington, D.C.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 30 October 2017, Tatiana Carayannis participated in the Africa Center for Strategic Studies' (ACSS) Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar as a panelist during a session entitled, "Conflict Focus: Civil War Resolution: South Sudan and CAR". She was invited to share her expertise and insight on the conflict in CAR, the status of UN's efforts in the region and some major challenges to peacebuilding. The panel is part of ACSS' inaugural Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar, from 23 October to 9 November in Washington, D.C. The seminar aims to provide the next generation of African security sector leaders with practical and effective tools upon which they can draw to contribute to their nations' security and development. Around 60 mid-level security professionals from over 30 African countries participated in the seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://africacenter.org/programs/emerging-security-sector-leaders-seminar/emerging-security-sector-...
 
Description Expert Advisor on Northern Uganda for European Union External Action Service Help Desk Review on "Conflict, instability, risk and resilience in North-West and South-West of Uganda" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Acted as Expert Advisor on Northern Uganda for the duration of the European Union External Action Service Help Desk Review on "Conflict, instability, risk and resilience in North-West and South-West of Uganda" undertaken by the University of Birmingham and the European Union External Action Service.
This engagement resulted in the following output: Herbert, S. & Idris, I. (2018). Refugees in Uganda: (in)stability, conflict, and resilience. Rapid Literature Review. Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://gsdrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Refugees_in_Uganda-Instability_conflict_and_resilience.p...
 
Description Guest lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented a paper called "Occult Economies and the Demonic Gift: An Evangelical Biography of Evil and Redemption in Central Africa" at the first seminar in the 2017-18 Cambridge University Social Anthropology Seminar Series at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tatiana Carayannis took part in a two-day, joint workshop with the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the UK Research Council (RCUK) to discuss the recent UN-World Bank report, Pathways to Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/pathways-for-peace-mapping-out-a-new-research-agenda/
 
Description International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) XXXVIII Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented mixed methods approaches to studying governance in conflict-affected contexts using Social Network Analysis (SNA) in a paper entitled 'Take Me to Your Leader: Employing Mixed Methods and SNA in the Study of Public Authority and Governance in Conflict-affected States'. Received valuable feedback concerning sampling design and approaches to modelling the data from audience and panel members, as well as follow-up emails inquiring for protocol papers and methodological guidance for similar studies. International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) XXXVIII Conference was held in Utrecht, Netherlands, 26 June-1 July 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sunbelt.sites.uu.nl/
 
Description International Studies Association Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/roundtable-discussion-on-academic-engagement-with-think-tanks-and-p...
 
Description Interview and advice for media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ryan O'byrne provided expert advice, historical and cultural background and context, and on-camera interview. The expert advice provided was for the international investigative journalists and documentary film crew working with Thomson Reuters Foundation and the International Women's Media Foundation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview with Belgian newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Belgian newspaper de Standaard, about militarisation of nature conservation. In reaction to the news about WWF, funding guards that commited human rights violations. Was published in weekend edition of the newspaper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20190308_04241196
 
Description Interview with Dutch newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Dutch newspaper NRC - about militarisation of nature conservation. Article got published in weekend edition of the newspaper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/03/08/voor-het-wilde-dier-moet-alles-wijken-a3952617
 
Description Interview with Laura Gees of the UN Department of Political Affairs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tatiana was interviewed by Laura Gees for the UN Department of Political Affairs' online magazine Politically Speaking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview, former DRC Vice President Jean Pierre Bemba 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tatiana Carayannis also traveled to Brussels to interview former DRC Vice President Jean Pierre Bemba, who had one-week prior to the interview been acquitted by the International Criminal Court for charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by his militia in the Central African Republic in 2002-2003. Tatiana's timely and exclusive interview with the possible presidential candidate for the DRC elections scheduled for December 2018 has heightened the narrative of her upcoming book supported by CPAID, the Rise and Fall of the MLC: Rebellion, the ICC, and the Shaping of Public Authority in Congo and CAR. This book will be published by Zed Books, after a formal proposal has been requested by Editorial Director Ken Barlow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Presentation to the Globalization, Transnationalism & Development Colloquium at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, May 16th 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Laura Mann was invited to present at Maastricht University's Globalization, Transnationalism & Development Colloquium, where I presented our work. On the same day, Laura Mann also led a discussion group on contrasting notions of redistributive justice across North and South.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://macimide.maastrichtuniversity.nl/events/16052018-gtd-colloquium-by-laura-mann/
 
Description Keynote address at the Invitational Model African Union at Hobart and William Smith College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Tatiana Carayannis gave the keynote address at the Invitational Model African Union at Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, New York. Representing delegates from the African Union nations, students engaged in a weekend of dialogue and debate with their peers about the political, social, environmental and economic challenges that face the African continent. The aim of the conference is to enhance students' understanding of diplomacy and public speaking, respectfully engage with the diversity, significance and values of Africa, challenge colonial viewpoints and inspire interest in Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description King's College/African Leadership Centre of the University of Nairobi Fellows 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Social Science Research Council hosted a group of King's College Peace and Security Fellows as part of the SSRC's partnership with King's College London's African Leadership Centre, the University of Nairobi. The SSRC has been hosting the King's College Fellows annually for the past decade. The Peace, Security and Development Fellowship for African Scholars seeks to nurture junior African Scholars, specifically women, interested in pursuing a career in peace and security and to equip them with the skills necessary to achieve this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
 
Description LSE Africa Forum 2018 (Mombasa, Kenya) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The LSE Africa Forum took place in Mombasa, Kenya, from 5-8 September 2018. In collaboration with the Programme for African Leadership (of the Firoz Lalji Centre at LSE), CPAID researchers from across the globe conducted and engaged in workshops and presentations focussing on public authority within its research areas. Members of the Programme for African Leadership were invited to join the workshops and masterclasses that would offer tips and resources on academic research activities such as social media, blogging and vlogging, and writing for journal articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Land Conflict and Land Law Reform Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Unknown. Catherine Boone presented at the Ghent University Conflict Research Group on 9 March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture and presentation for Australian Defence, Science, and Technology Group (DoD), Edinburgh, Australia (invited speaker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to present at Australia's Department of Defence by the Defence, Science, and Technology Group (DoD), Johan Koskinen (University of Manchester) and I discussed 'Grievances, Recruitment, and Inertia: The Mundane Sources and Networks of Sustained Conflict'. The presentation focused on scantily acknowledged sources of sustained conflict in Africa's Great Lakes Region, drawing on transborder trade networks and historical migration patterns. The presentation was an effort to redirect Australian DoD's focus on material resources and armament as causes of conflict by stressing unresolved, historically-rooted tensions and their political instrumentalisation. The discussion also proposed the comparability of the Central African case(s) to those of Timor Leste and Indonesia, which are DoD's primary concern. The discussion likewise countered prevalent perceptions of Africa's exceptionalism and prompted acknowledgment that analyses of conflict and its causes can be approached with innovative methodologies across various, seemingly disparate contexts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture for Methods and Ethics Seminar, Ghent University (invited speaker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation, 'Social Network Analysis (SNA) in Research on Conflict Dynamics: Exposing Additional Ethical Challenges or Exacerbating Extant Ones?', focused on the ethical challenges entailed in Social Network Analysis as a method, particularly in conflict-affected areas and large-scale data collection projects. The discussion engaged with the inherent colonialism in many methods pursued in such areas, as well as the quality of the data needed for advanced statistical analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ugent.be/ps/conflict-ontwikkeling/nl/actueel/agenda/methodsandethcispatrycjastys
 
Description Lecture in Canary Islands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2018, Tim Allen gave a lecture on CPAID work in the Canary Islands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Machar Diu Presentation at the University of Khartoum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Machar Diu (South Sudanese researcher) presented research on the Nuer courts in refugee camps in Kosti (Sudan) during a conference at the University Khartoum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting of Sierra Leonean and UK based researchers working on Sierra Leone 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A meeting between researchers at Njala University, Sierra Leone, and researchers at UK institutions. We shared research interests, practices, and expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Senior Members of MONUSCO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 21 - 22 September 2017 Tatiana Carayannis met with several senior member of MONUSCO in Kinshasa including David Gressley (D/SRSG) and Sebastian Fasanello (from JMAC) on current developments in the DRC and MONUSCO's efforts. Dr Carayannis provided guidance and advice on the strategic priorities of the mission, and hope to best prepare for upcoming protests across the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Moral economies and the logic of state domination 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Rebecca Tapscott was invited to attend a workshop and present an early version of an article on moral economies and public authority. The workshop series on African studies is run by EHESS in Paris. Approximately 7 faculty members and 4 PhD students/post-docs attended the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Networks in the Global World (NetGlo) 2018 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a paper entitled 'The Light in Dark Networks: Employing Mixed Methods and SNA in the Study of Governance in Fragile States' (with Dr Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester) which examined brokerage between civilians, demobilised, and active combatants in the eastern DR Congo, employing egocentric network analysis and an exponential random graph model fitted to a subset to the data. The paper examined social structural positions of between-group brokerage as those of power and pressure, and the characteristics of those employing them in terms of aspects of public authority in conflict resolution and escalation. The presentation sparked debate concerning methodology and the potential to apply SNA to inform peace negotiations in conflict-affected states. Networks in the Global World (NetGlo) 2018 Conference took place 4-6 July 2018 in St Petersburg, Russia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ngw.spbu.ru/
 
Description Op-ed in the conversation and LSE Africa blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Published blog post together with Prof. Rosaleen Duffy, entiteled "Animals are victims of human conflict, so can conservation help build peace in warzones?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/02/22/publicauthority-animals-are-victims-of-human-conflict...
 
Description Organisation of a workshop of South Sudanese researchers on the topic of revenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The day long workshop in Juba brought together South Sudanese researchers from across South Sudan to discuss shifting patterns of violence and norms of revenge in South Sudan, and to discussion the links with broader social and political changes. The conversation between researchers from politically opposed communities encouraged a useful level of comparison that also prompted fresh theoretical and empirical insights. Further research has been designed as a result. An NGO practitioner also participated. He has lost three staff members to revenge killings and was grateful to understand revenge dynamics but also think through possible ways to keep his staff safe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Organised workshop on ethics and positionally of research in conflict environments 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact workshop in collaboration with GEC and Land Rush on ethics and positionally of research in conflict environments, September 2017, Bukavu, DRC (30+ local participants). in the workshop we worked together with Congolese researchers to discuss ethical dilemmas they face when conducting field research. This workshop was the first in a serie of sessions discussion and further reflecting on positionally and ethics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Organised workshop on research ethics and on blogging 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We organised a workshop on research ethics and on blogging with GEC and Land Rush, October 2018, Bukavu, DRC (30+ local participants). This workshop was the second in a series, discussing ethical issues in doing field research in conflict sensitive areas. We also organised a workshop on how to write blogs, so Congolese researchers can more readily participate to discussions around Congo, and research ethics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Organised, Hosted, Presented at Workshop on Empirical Network Data Collection in Social Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact With Laurin Weissinger, University of Oxford, we secured funding from the Sociology Group at Nuffield College (GB£4,000) to organise and host the first Workshop on Empirical Network Data collection in Social Networks. Twenty-seven participants, attended the workshop, held 21-22 June 2018 at Nuffield College in Oxford. Participants reprsented higehr education institutions, research centres, and universities from Russia, Australia, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, USA, as well as the UK. The workshop preceded the call for papers for the special issue on the same topic (publicised 27 July 2018) which will appear in the journal Social Networks and will be guest edited by Prof. Garry Robins, Dr David Bright, Laurin Weissinger, and myself. The overwhelming support of the editors and participants suggest the workshop will become an annual event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/news-events/events-and-seminars/workshop-empirical-network-data-collec...
 
Description Panel - "Making sense of 'crisis' in South Sudan". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Naomi Pendle organised with Zoe Cormack (University of Oxford) a panel at the African Studies Association conference in September 2018. Those who attended the panel included academics and people from the UK Foreign Office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel Discussion on a Regional Integrated Peace and Security Approach in the Great Lakes Region of Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 27 November 2017, UVC Program Director, Tatiana Carayannis moderated a briefing/panel discussion at the United Nations (UN) Secretariat, which took stock of the main policy issues raised at the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of a regional integrated peace and security approach in the Great Lakes region. The meeting also aimed at raising awareness for international engagement, by promoting new programmatic and funding opportunities in support for the Cross-Border Multi-Partner Trust Fund, building on the initial investment funding provided by the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Panel on Community Policing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Rebecca Tapscott, CPAID researcher, participated as a panel member at the launch of a report on community policing written by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organisation. The panel took place in Kampala on February 8th 2018. The panel discussed the key results from the community dialogue project report titled 'It's katogo out there: Community voices on crime prevention and security'. The project was motivated by increasing security concerns in the public and a wider debate over the controversial crime preventers that had been (re-)introduced under the banner of community policing by the police in 2014. In June 2016, FES convened a national security dialogue between policy makers, practitioners, academics, and civil society that aimed to arrive at a common understanding of community policing in Uganda and associated roles and responsibilities of police and citizens that is essential harmonious and effective community policing. The second phase of the dialogue project went to the community level. The aim was to give voice to community stakeholders in support of the strategy and policy development for community policing in police and government. Dr Rebecca Tapscott was asked to participate and provide commentary and an academic perspective on the report. There were approximately 70 people in attendance and they consisted of members of civil society, the police, general public, and policymakers including the resident city Commissioner of Kampala, Deborah Mbabazi. She discussed some of the key takeaways on multiple and overlapping authorities and a fragmented institutional environment in the security sector, and the work of CPAID on the importance of local public authority. She has been asked to lend her expertise and skills in public authority to help advise the organisation on further engagement activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel organisation and paper at African Studies Association (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I organised two panels for African Studies Association in the UK on moral economy and public authority, and also presented a paper. The panels were well-attended with approximately 40 scholars and post-graduate students from around the world attending each.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.royalafricansociety.org/event/asauk-biennial-conference-2018
 
Description Panel, "This Is Congo" at the New School's Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Tatiana gave a talk at the New School's Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility following their film screening of "This Is Congo" as a part of their Fall Performance in Motion Film Series. The film takes the audience into the cycles of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and provides a very rare look inside the Congolese Army (FARDC), while also following the movement of internally displaced people in the region. Tatiana's discussion was complemented by remarks by the film's producer/editor Alyse Ardell Spiegel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://events.newschool.edu/event/film_series_this_is_congo#.XE84UFVKiCg
 
Description Paper presentation at School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Paris)'s Africa speaker series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to attend a workshop and present an early version of an article on moral economies and public authority. The workshop series on African studies is run by the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Paris). Approximately 7 faculty members and 4 PhD students/post-docs attended the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation in DFID workshop on future livelihoods programming in Juba (South Sudan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This DFID organised workshop was intended for DFID to share ideas about their future plans in relation to livelihoods and conflict mitigation programming. At this intimate workshop I was able to share some of my research findings and experience to inform policy development. The policies and programming are still in the early stages of planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation to workshop - silent voices from the field 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 26 October, Koen Vlassenroot participated in the 'Silent Voices from the Field' workshop organized by CRG at Ghent University. Participants of workshop included researchers from CRG partners in the Global South. The workshop connected to similar reflections held in eastern Congo in January and October 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pathways for Peace: Mapping Out a New Research Agenda with the Global Challenges Research Fund and the UK Research Councils 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Tatiana Carayannis participated in a joint, two-day workshop with the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the UK Research Council (RCUK) titled "Pathways for Peace: Mapping Out a New Research Agenda,". The meeting was held at the United Nations and brought together researchers funded by the RCUKs and UN practitioners for a critical discussion on the recent UN-World Bank report, Pathways to Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Policing men: militarised masculinity and governance in Uganda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In a recent paper based on qualitative research conducted in northern Uganda between 2014 and 2017, Rebecca Tapscott uses a gender analysis of youths participating in informal security arrangements to examine strategies of state rule.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pre-Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In October 2018, Melissa Parker went to a UK pre-SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) meeting in Whitehall to discuss and advise on how the UK might best contribute to the Ebola response in DRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at CPAID seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and then discussion of research project outline, background context, and hypotheses
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at CPAID seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of work in progress of PhD project with findings from Uganda, followed by Q and A and discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at CPAID workshop in Ghent 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented outline and background information of my research project, and participated in comparative discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at PMF Workshop at the SSRC - "methodologically and empirically studying the political marketplace" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A group of 20 members from the CRP team, SSRC and practitioners from state and the UN convened to discuss the methodological study of the PMF -- how to conduct it in an empirically rigorous, measurable and legible way that accounts for discrepancies in access to data and differently-valued data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Seven policy makers from the UK's Foreign Office and from UK's Department for International Development attended a presentation that I organised to share research carried out in Malakal's United Nations Protection of Civilian Sites (POCS) (South Sudan). I organised the presentation and also invite two other academics to present on their research findings that related to other Protection of Civilian Sites in South Sudan. The research presented highlighted looked at the ways people have built shelters as a way to explore how camp residents have remade dignity. Plus, they have used their shelters to remake social diversity despite the conditions of the camp and despite the tendency towards homogeneity in humanitarian programming. At the moment, in the UK government, these UN protection sites are of concern because: 1) policy decisions are being made about the future of the sites in South Sudan; 2) policy decisions are being made about whether the POCS model in South Sudan should be repeated elsewhere. This timely discussion was able to directly feed into UK government policy discussions. Policy has not yet been formed at the time of writing. However, the audience found it useful to think about the diversity in the POCS and residents agency in these contexts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at United States Embassy of research on revenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Six people attended a tailored presentation of research findings on revenge at the United States Embassy in Juba, South Sudan. The presentation was tailored to contemporary concerns of USAID and US Government, but drew on the latest research on revenge. The presentation was followed by an interesting conversation on spiritual pollution and the consequences of revenge of NGO employment practices. Although only a limited audience were able to attend in the embassy, the presentations of this research have been discussed more widely in Juba including at the World Food Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at author workshop on customary authority and mobilisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop in Gent (Belgium) focused on questions about customary authority and mobilisation in central and east Africa. I presented a paper entitled "Law, prophecy and armed mobilisation: the customary author of a western Nuer prophetess in South Sudan". It was attended by fifteen people. It encouraged discussion about what customary authority is, and its role in power, development and conflict in Africa. The participants have now decided to develop their contributions into a special edition for an academic journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation given at 'Crisis: Contested Narratives, Interventions and Resistance' workshop at the University of Bath 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I presented my experiences and ideas relating to research methodology during crisis, and participated in discussion on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation in South Sudan of research on revenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 30 policy makers and humanitarian workers in Juba attended a presentation of initial research findings on shifting patterns of violence during revenge in South Sudan. The presentation was held at the NGO forum and was given by Naomi Pendle, Chuol Gew, David Gatluak and Nyakume Riak. This sparked discussion about how humanitarian spending and activities could better take into account their impact on practices of revenge. I have subsequently been invited to present findings at the United States Embassy in Juba on the 12th March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation of paper at CPAID Seminar -- 'Public contracting, construction and the political marketplace' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 20 academics from LSE and other institutions attended and gave feedback on the working paper, which sparked discussion about the empirical and theoretical approach, and introduced a new dimension into the political marketplace theoretical framework (on fine-tuning conceptions of political finance).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation of research on wartime trade 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The talk presented research on "Wartime Trade and the Reshaping of Power in South Sudan: Learning from the market of Mayen Rual". Findings were presented during a lecture by Naomi Pendle and Chief Morris Ngor at the South Sudan National Archive in Juba. South Sudanese academics and government officials, as well as international donors, diplomats and aid workers attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation of working paper at GOVSEA in Roskilde, Denmark -- "Diaspora investment strategies and transnational capital" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Around 30 academics and practitioners attended the presentation that looks at diaspora investment strategies, transnational capital flows and the political arena. The intention was to spark a debate about an under-theorised phenomenon and practitioners in the room also reported that this would affect their own policies towards diaspora engagement and private sector development strategising.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2019
 
Description Presentation to American University faculty and students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 12 professors and students attended for a paper presentation at American University's School of International Service's seminar series "Political Violence and Security Workshop". They shared questions and insights on my working paper "Conceptualising militias".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentations and discussions in Kenya and South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact In August 2018, Tim Allen gave a series of presentations on CPAID research projects and findings to a number of donors throughout Kenya and South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Authority in the DRC and UN Peace Operations: A Talk at Peking University, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact December 18th 2017 Tatiana Carayannis, gave a talk on the nature of public authority in the DRC and UN peace operations to a group of Chinese scholars, researchers, students, and faculty members at Peking University in Beijing (PKU) - hosted by Dr. Liu Haifang, Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Centre for African Studies at Peking University's School of International Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/public-authority-in-the-drc-and-un-peace-operations-a-talk-at-pekin...
 
Description Public Authority in the DRC and UN Peace Operations: A Talk at Peking University, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 18 December 2018, UVC Director, Tatiana Carayannis, gave a talk on the nature of public authority in the DRC and UN peace operations to a group of Chinese scholars, researchers, students, and faculty members at Peking University in Beijing (PKU). Hosted by Dr. Liu Haifang, Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Centre for African Studies at Peking University's School of International Studies, Carayannis' emphasized the importance of strengthening inter-disciplinary research networks and establish international partnerships that provide mutual benefits while producing high-quality, evidence-based scholarship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio interview - Dutch public radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview about ebola in eastern Congo, for the Dutch public radio program bureau buitenland, that is known for indepth foreign news coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.vpro.nl/programmas/bureau-buitenland/speel~RBX_VPRO_13096753~ebola-bestrijden-in-oorlogs...
 
Description Red Team Exercise with MONUSCO 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 12 September 2017, UVC director Tatiana Carayannis participated in the first red team exercise on UN peacekeeping, convened by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General. She was invited to provide feedback on the UN Secretary General's draft strategic review report on the UN's Peacekeeping Mission in the Congo (MONUSCO). The feedback given helped inform the strategic review of MONUSCO and the reorientation of the peacekeeping mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Regional Inequaities and Conflicting Preferences of Land Registration and Titling in Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Unknown impacts. Catherine Boon presented at Oxford University Department of Politics, Comparative Political Economy Seminar, Nuffield College, Oxford on 4 May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Regional Inequalities and Conflicting Preferences of Land Registration and Titling in Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Unknown impacts. Catherine Boone presented at the University of Lisbon School of Economics and Management and Center for the Study of Africa and Latin America, ISEG/CESA on 29 March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Regional Inequality and Land Reform in Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Unknown. Catherine Boone presented at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) Research Seminar on 12 March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Regional Inequality and the Politics of Land Law Reform in Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Unknown outcomes. Catherine Boone presented at at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs and Brown Africa Initiative Lecture, Brown University on 26 February 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Regionalism and Land Enclosures in African Countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Unknown impacts. Catherine Boon gave the keynote speech at the 17th Annual Figuerola Lecture in Social Science History, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid on the 6 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research Design Workshop (Mtwapa, Kenya): Water Governance in Goma, DRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact With Dr Tom Kirk (CPAID) we held a research design workshop to introduce and test the cultural and conceptual relevance of three research methodologies designed to be used in a study of water governance in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project is partly funded by Mercy Corps and focused on the charity's intervention in water provision in Goma. Our workshop also included sampling design and site selection and was held 9-11 September 2018 in Mtwapa, Kenya.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Research Design Workshop: Public Service Provision in the DRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Designed and led a research design workshop held in Kigali, Rwanda, and Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 20-25 August 2018. Data collection approaches and tools were refined and the cultural transferability of concepts was tested. The workshop concluded with a small-scale pilot study including 4 participants and cognitive interviews with them. Their input was used to further refine approaches to mapping access to basic social services and understanding public authority in fragile and conflict-affected regions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Roundtable on Academic Engagement: "Power of Rules and Rule of Power" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roundtable on academic engagement with think tanks and policymakers organized by the Bridging the Gap project in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the Royal Institute of International Affairs in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/roundtable-discussion-on-academic-engagement-with-think-tanks-and-p...
 
Description Seminar Presentation 'Going With or Against the Flow? A Study of Water Governance in Goma, DR Congo' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact With Dr Tom Kirk, presented research design and proposed methodologies to be employed in a longitudinal study of water governance in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to colleagues at LSE, on 19 January 2019. Discussion and debate allowed us to refine our approaches and interrogate contentious concepts like 'household size', improving the design of our study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar presentation: Balancing expectations: social responses to humanitarian intervention in the time of Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Jonah Lipton presented his paper at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Medical Anthropology Seminar, London, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Social Science Humanitarian Action Platform Briefings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Melissa Parker has contributed to several briefings done by the Social Science Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) with stakeholders involved in epidemic preparedness and responses in DRC, South Sudan and Uganda, following on from research on Ebola in Sierra Leone.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Social Science Humanitarian Action Platform Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Tim Allen, Melissa Parker, Koen Vlassenroot and Naomi Pendle, both participated in the Social Science Humanitarian Action Platform meeting at the Wellcome Trust in February 2019, which brought together anthropologists and political scientists working on Ebola in DRC, and also preparedness activities in Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at the Global Studies Research Seminar, Ghent University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Global Studies Research Seminar provides doctoral students (and advanced Master students as well as postdoctoral researchers) whose research is situated in, or related to, the field of Global Studies indepth and advanced training in contemporary critical Global Studies, and theory and methodology in related fields, Tatiana Carayannis spoke on a panel titled "Global Studies in Parliament - the promises and pitfalls of policy influence" about processes of political agenda-setting and policy-m
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on 'Kenya Settlement Schemes: Past and present', British Institute in Eastern Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Catherine Boone, Fibian Lukalo and Sandra Joireman presented initial results of the settlement scheme project at the British Institute in Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, 18 June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tatiana's interview on the DRC on France 24 and BBC Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tatiana Carayannis was interviewed by France 24 and BBC Radio for her analysis of post-electoral dynamics in the DRC. Tatiana makes a well-argued, carefully thought out case for how the short-term fix that has prompted a post-electoral crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo have 'sowed the seeds for instability' and could lead to long-term instability and violence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.france24.com/en/video/20190120-tatiana-carayannis-conflict-prevention-peace-forum-electi...
 
Description The Changing Landscape of Armed Groups: Doing Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Differently 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On May 1st 2018, Tatiana Carayannis moderated and spoke on a panel discussion at the United Nations Secretariat on "The Changing Landscape of Armed Groups: Doing Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Differently." This panel discussion was hosted by the World Bank Group and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations' Office of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions and brought together representatives from the United Nations, Member States, civil society, and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://peacekeeping.un.org/sites/default/files/the_changing_landscape_of_armed_groups.pdf
 
Description The Government Has Long Arms: Institutionalized Arbitrariness and Vigilante Justice in Northern Uganda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Rebecca Tapscott presented an ongoing book project at the African Studies Association's annual meeting held in Chicago (18 November 2017). The presentation focused on public authority and governing through unpredictability. A significant impact from this activity was the dissemination of preliminary findings from the book project and receiving early feedback on the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Illegal Economy of Refugee Registration: Insights into the Ugandan Refugee Scandal #PublicAuthority 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Although Uganda has received much acclaim for the hospitable treatment it extends to refugees, it has recently become embroiled in controversy, with the scandal reaching the highest levels of both in country-UNHCR and the Ugandan government. In this blog post, Charles Ogeno and Ryan Joseph O'Byrne examine locals' reactions to the recent influx of South Sudanese refugees and sheds light on one of the central concerns in the Ugandan refugee scandal: the buying and selling of refugee registration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/03/08/the-illegal-economy-of-refugee-registration-insights-i...
 
Description The Political Uses and Abuses of Militias 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Rebecca Tapscott was invited to attend a workshop and present an early version of an article on conceptualizing militias at American University's School of International Services 's Political Violence and Security Workshop (15 November 2017). The workshop series on political violence is run by American University's School of International Service. Approximately 8 faculty members and 4 PhD students/post-docs attended the workshop. A significant impact of this activity was the early dissemination of research findings and useful feedback to improve the quality of the final paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Politics of Development: Land Institutons and the Limits of an Institutional Fix 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Unknown impacts. Catherine Boone presented at the Conference on Development in the Face of Global Inequalities, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internationales (IBEI) on 11-13 May 2017 in Barcelona.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Situation in the DRC (with Sylvain Saluseke, LUCHA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 16 March 2018, SSRC researchers, Tatiana Carayannis and Aaron Pangburn organized a Central Africa Policy Forum on current developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with featured speaker Sylvain Saluseke of the Congolese pro-democracy youth activist group, LUCHA. The meeting, held at the Security Council Report and in the margins of Security Council debates on the mandate renewal of the UN mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), brought together representatives from UN country missions, the UN Secretariat, NGOs, and researchers. LUCHA or Struggle for Change (Twitter: @luchaRDC) is a non-violent, non-partisan citizen's movement formed in 2012 and based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Neither a classic NGO nor a political party, Lucha has mobilized in innovative ways to ensure young people's voices are heard in DRC. Sylvain Saluseke, a businessman and activist, was held by Congolese security forces for over a month in 2015 for his work with the movement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/the-situation-in-the-drc-with-sylvain-saluseke-lucha/
 
Description Towards a New Congo Crisis: A Roundtable Conversation on Security, Electoral Tensions and Political Imaginaries in the DRC: A Talk at NYU, Abu Dhabi Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On February 12th, Tatiana Carayannisspoke at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on "Towards a New Congo Crisis? A Roundtable Conversation on Security, Electoral Tensions and Political Imaginaries in the DRC". This roundtable discussion examined the current wave of protests in the DRC and the gravity of the mass displacement of 4.3 million civilians before examining the possible evolution of the crisis and the prospects for political change.Tatiana spoke of the growing pro-democracy movement and political impasse in Kinshasa, and of regional dynamics, and warned that the DRC is now facing its worst crisis since 1998.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ssrc.org/events/view/dr-tatiana-carayannis-speaks-at-nyu-on-towards-a-new-congo-crisis-a...
 
Description Towards a New Congo Crisis? A Roundtable Conversation on Security, Electoral Tensions and Political Imaginaries in the DRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 12 February 2018, Tatiana Carayannis, the director of the Understanding Violent Conflict program, spoke at NYU on "Towards a New Congo Crisis? A Roundtable Conversation on Security, Electoral Tensions and Political Imaginaries in the DRC". This roundtable discussion examined the current wave of protests in the DRC and the gravity of the mass displacement of 4.3 million civilians before examining the possible evolution of the crisis and the prospects for political change. Dr. Carayannis spoke of the growing pro-democracy movement and political impasse in Kinshasa, and of regional dynamics, and warned that the DRC is now facing its worst crisis since 1998.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UNDP GCRF on post conflict meeting (New York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Tim Allen, Tatiana Carayannis, and other CPAID members participated in a joint, two-day workshop with the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the UK Research Council (RCUK) titled "Pathways for Peace: Mapping Out a New Research Agenda,". The meeting was held at the United Nations and brought together researchers funded by the RCUKs and UN practitioners for a critical discussion on the recent UN-World Bank report, Pathways to Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Why Understanding Public Authority in Fragile and Conflict Settings Matters for International Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A blog by Duncan Green discussing the hypothesis behind the new ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2017/05/24/why-understanding-public-authority-in-fragile-and-conf...
 
Description Workshop on blogging with GEC and Land Rush, January 2019, Kamembe, Rwanda (30+ local participants) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In this second workshop on blogging, which we organised with GEC and Land Rush, January 2019, Kamembe, Rwanda (30+ local participants)
We followed up on how to write a blog, more over we discussed ongoing research activities in the region and reflected on the outcome of the Congolese elections. Due to security restrictions by Ugent the event was organise din Rwanda instead of Bukavu, East DRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop on the 5th Anniversary of the Signing of the Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for DRC and the Great Lakes Region of Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tatiana Carayannis served as the facilitator for the workshop on the 5th Anniversary of the signing of the Peace, Security & Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Africa's Great Lakes region in Addis Ababa. Led by UN Special Envoy Said Djinnit, this workshop brought together dignitaries, leaders, and other regional stakeholders to assess progress in the implementation of the PSCF in the 5 years since it was signed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ungreatlakes.unmissions.org/sites/default/files/joint_press_release_-_five_years_on_the_peac...
 
Description Workshop presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented and discussed the working paper "Returning home to where?: The politics of 'return' within the trajectories of South Sudanese refugees' multiple displacements" as part of the publication workshop for the forthcoming "Journal of Refugee Studies: Special Issue on Trajectories of Displacement and the Politics of Return" edited by Anna MacDonald and Holly E. Porter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a working paper called "Poisoning and Public Authority: The Fragility of Formal Governance in Palabek Refugee Settlement" on research in progress with co-author and co-researcher Ogeno Charles at the 'Witchcraft' and Conflict Workshop' in Kampala, Uganda, March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshops in Beruit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshops in Beruit, Lebanon - presenting papers on CPAID (and RECAP) research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description conference presentation - Geneva 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 15-17 November 2018, Koen Vlassenroot participated at the international conference on Civil Wars and State Formation - Africa in Comparative Perspective. The conference was convened by the University of Geneva and the Swiss Society of African Studies. He presented a paper on the circular return of combatants in eastern DRC and exchanged with academics and Swiss Peace staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description interview with Swedisch newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact interview with Swedisch newspaper about the security situation in Lake Edward, Eastern DR Congo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/Kvmlvy/overfiske-goder-konflikt-i-ostafrikas-sjoar
 
Description meeting with Stabilisation Unit, Monusco 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Stabilisation Unit, Monusco, October 2018, Goma, DRC. To discuss conflict dynamics in eastern Congo and to provide feedback to MONUSCO on their approach in the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018