The Peace Research Partnership (PRP) aims to enhance programming and policy on conflict and security issues by the UK government and other policymakers. It is a consortium of the UK’s three leading peacebuilding NGOs: Conciliation Resources, International Alert and Saferworld. In 2017, PRP received funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to generate evidence and recommendations for policymakers and practitioners on how to support peaceful and inclusive change in conflict-affected areas.
Over the course of three years, the partners produced extensive research and recommendations on inclusive peace processes (Conciliation Resources), inclusive economic development (International Alert), and on inclusive security and justice, and decentralisation (Saferworld), as well as on gender and peacebuilding. Now, in its fourth year, PRP is working with DFID and the UK government to design and test practical methods to apply the evidence produced to date.
Saferworld focuses on three key areas:
The first looks at how donors can help support inclusive and accountable government institutions in conflict-affected and fragile contexts like Kenya and Somalia. The second examines how to foster inclusive and accountable security provision in contexts where there are multiple local security actors, both state and non-state, focusing on Myanmar and South Sudan. And the third explores how to implement gender-sensitive conflict analysis in programmes and policymaking in fragile and conflict-affected settings.
In all aspects of the programme, consortium members have considered how gender interacts with peacebuilding, security and justice.