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Decolonising Peace Education in Africa

Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa

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The Network

As a GCRF-funded Network Plus project, the Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa project will, through a multi-faceted approach develop a network of projects, educators, researchers policymakers, NGO’s and other stakeholders.

The project will have direct long-term impact by providing the first set of research and teaching materials which are produced through a South-North partnership to alter research and teaching in peace education from a global South perspective. Researchers will have a lasting resource as the data will be archived for free, easy re-use.

We will facilitate the development of a network of peace educators, through the provision of teacher training, the development of educational resources.

Proof of Concept Projects

The first strand of the project has seen African Country partners in Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe working with their UK partners to deliver Proof of Concept projects.  Building on work in the Contextualising Peace Education project (AHRC-funded Development Award), the projects will work within local communities to identify location-specific meanings of peace by using arts and humanities research methods.

Each Proof of Concept project will involve collaboration between an African and UK partner.

As a Network Plus project, the DEPA project aims to create a network of partnerships across Africa between academics, NGOs and practitioners to address the question, what are the different knowledges and values underpinning peace and how can these practices be connected and compared to create curriculum content in order to decolonise peace education.

Phase 2 Projects

In Autumn 2021, the DEPA Project expanded to include 4 new projects, expanding the Network to Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sierra Leone. 

Phase 3 Projects

To expand on the approaches and findings of the Proof of Concept and Phase 2 projects, the DEPA project is commissioning a new round of projects.

Please visit our Funding Opportunities page. Link not working?  We'll be launching the call in mid-March, so please check back.