As a peace research institute, swisspeace scientists seek to understand the causes of wars and violent conflicts and to formulate conflict mitigation and peacebuilding strategies.
Research at swisspeace aims to lay the ground for policy-making in peacebuilding on the one hand, and to contribute to academic debates on peace and conflict research as well as to the dissemination of results towards practice on the other.
Besides policy relevance, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches based on partnerships with academics worldwide, particularly in the South, are key principles of research at swisspeace.
Mandate for Gerda Henkell Stiftung 2014
Research project in South Sudan
In collaboration with Cherry Leonardy of University of Durham swisspeace expert Martina Santschi conducted a research project on land governance and conflict resolution in South Sudan.
22-26 June 2014
Conference on Inclusive Peacemaking
swisspeace expert Rachel Gasser participated in a conference on inclusive peacemaking in Washington, D.C.
23-24 June 2014
Responsible Extractives Summit
Andrea Iff participated at the "Responsible Extractives Summit" in London organized by Ethical Corporation.
Mandate for UN Women, 2014
Research project on women, peace and security in Myanmar
swisspeace is conducting a 6 months research project on women, peace and security in Myanmar. This project is a joint initiative between swisspeace, the Gender and Development Initiative (GDI) and UN Women.
07 June 2014
The Impact of Foreign Private Sector Activities on Peacebuilding in South Sudan
swisspeace expert Andrea Iff gave an input on positive and negative consequences of foreign business activities on peacebuilding in South Sudan at a conference on "Agricultural Development, Business Enterprise, Oil, Finance and Economic Development in the Two Sudans" in London. Link.