Assessing Impacts of Peace and Conflict Impact Assessments (PCIAs): A North-South Participatory Research Project
PCIA has had 15 years of use and adaptation. ‘Assessing Impacts’ is convening a North-South dialogue of academic-practitioners highlighting eight (8) cases from the Global South where PCIA was used in different countries, contexts and domains, and will reflexively assess lessons learned from these cases. Participants will share and then publish their experiences in a special issue of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, building on both virtual and in-person dialogue and conference processes.
The project will involve video presentations and online discussions of the experiences of eight Southern practitioners and several international experts; eight papers by the Southern practitioners and a bibliographic review of 15 years of PCIA literature to constitute a special edition of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development; and a conference at York University in Toronto in May 2013. The process will contribute to the development of a PCIA community of practice committed to the critical development of PCIA theory and practice. It will also enable the crafting of effective tools of conflict-sensitive development.
Peacebuild has obtained a small grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for the project. ‘Assessing Impacts of Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA): A North-South Participatory Research Project’ is a collaborative initiative spearheaded by Peacebuild: The Canadian Peacebuilding Network and Peacemedia-paixmédia, in association with York University’s Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS) and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (JPD).