Decolonising Education for Peace Education in Africa for locally contextualised knowledge and values.
DEPA is widening access to quality peace education using a combination of multi-disciplinary, international collaboration and participatory design processes that will enable groups on either side of conflict to explore local knowledge and values of peace.
Ultimately, the project is enabling peace educators by developing context sensitive pedagogic content and design of delivery for use among people aged 16-35.
DEPA is enhancing the role of education in building future peace by connecting and comparing findings from the different partners and country contexts and creating education resources that can be used in other countries by a diverse range of organisations from international agencies, governments, civil society and academia to support and complement peace education curricula.
In order to achieve the project’s overarching aims there are a series of linked objectives:
Through processes of co-design and co-production the DEPA project is:
More detail can be found for each of the Proof of Concept projects by visiting the Country Teams pages.
The Proof of Concept projects have led the way for the DEPA Commissioned Projects. These are a key element of the Network Plus Awards and the DEPA project has awarded funding to additional projects across Africa, extending the geographical and methodological reach of the project. More details about the DEPA Commissioned Projects can be found on the Network pages, under Phase 2, 3 and 4 projects.