swisspeace is a member of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research North-South since 2001. NCCR North-South is an international and interdisciplinary network of academics and research institutes promoting research partnerships with students and institutes in the South.
swisspeace takes part in the international "NCCR Research partnerships for mitigating syndromes of global change". Under research theme "Institutions, Livelihoods and Conflicts" swisspeace collaborates with the Development Study Group at the Department of Geography, University of Zurich.
NCCR Research Projects
In the NCCR framework, swisspeace hosts three research projects:
Environmental Conflicts Revisited
Making Peace, Constructing States
Negotiating Statehood in Post-Conflict Africa
The Role of the Private Sector in Peace Promotion
The research projects of NCCR explore the dynamic role of institutions in regulating access to means of livelihood, peace or security. They further seek to identify ways of strengthening the acceptance and legitimacy of those institutions that foster sustainability.
The NCCR North-South is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
Previous NCCR North-South research projects encompassed:
Conflict & Economy; Governance & Gender; International Water Disputes; Violent Land Conflicts
Member of NCCR North-South
Centre for African Studies, University of Basel
Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Abidjan
Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology, ETH Zurich
Department of Political Science and International Relations, Addis Ababa University
Development Study Group, Department of Geography, University of Zurich
Ethiopian Civil Service College, Addis Ababa
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva
Human and Natural Resources Studies Centre, Kathmandu University
International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka
Institute of Political Science, University of Khartoum
Institute of Sahel, Bamako
Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel
PRISMA, Programa Salvadoreño de Investigación sobre Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente, El Salvador
University of Basel
University of Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire