10 March 2015: Insight on Conflict is looking for volunteer researchers to help provide background information on conflict zones around the world.

Insight on Conflict currently covers 29 countries, but will be expanding to more than 40 in 2015.

Insight on Conflict is expanding. In recognition of Peace Direct's innovative work in the ten years we have been supporting local peacebuilders, we recently received a grant from the EU to expand our unique database of local organisations working to resolve and prevent conflict in 29 different areas.

By the end of the year, we will cover more than 40 countries, with our network of correspondents providing us with information on the local groups we know exist in difficult and dangerous places around the world - often doing fantastic but under-reported work.

We also have several exciting new features in the pipeline, and are looking forward to improving the depth and quality of our coverage.

As part of this work, we are currently looking for volunteers to help provide research support. We have a variety of work that needs doing, including helping us to draft, edit and review background information on our new geographical sections. We are also looking for blog submissions featuring debate and analysis of security issues and the peacebuilding context in these areas.

So if you have academic or professional research experience on peace and conflict issues in any of the following countries - and would be interested in contributing to a vibrant and expanding project - please get in contact with us. We'd be delighted to hear from you.

Countries of interest:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Georgia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Jordan
  • The Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

[more_info_box] This is not a job posting and does not constitute a potential offer of employment. Reseachers will be given credit wherever possible, but input is requested on a strictly voluntary basis.



Farman Ali on March 11, 2015, 6:10 a.m.

Dear Sir/Madam I did My MPhill in Peace and conflict studies from National Defence University Islamabad. also have a sound experience on conflict if you need my services in Pakistan i will privide you.

piloya dorah lillian on March 11, 2015, 6:52 a.m.

Dear/madam. Am a Ugandan currently presuing a bachelor degree in law from Kampala international university and I have a sound experience and knowledge in conflict. If you need my services in Uganda I will be previlleged to provide for you.thanks

Md Intekhab Alam Khan on March 11, 2015, 8:16 a.m.

Dear Sir/Madam, I am a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding from Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, New Delhi. I am currently pursuing Phd. from this very center on regional conflict prevention. I have good understanding of peace and conflict, and the factors engendering conflict, or promoting peace. If you need my services in India I will be happy to contribute to your poject.

Danjuma Jise on March 11, 2015, 1:39 p.m.

I bagged two Masters: M.Sc. Conflict Management & Peace Studies and M.Sc. Population Studies at the University of Jos Nigeria. I am more than willing to contribute to your many thematic areas especially if you enlist Nigeria among the focal states. Otherwise am home and dry with issues of the MENA region as far as Conflict and Peace Studies is concerned

Mark Shadden on March 11, 2015, 5:45 p.m.

My degrees are in Political Science with a focus on intra-state conflict and quantitative methodology. I am interested in knowing how I may be of service.

Kevin McCann on March 12, 2015, 5:29 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who has commented above - we are very grateful for your interest! If you would like to pursue it, please do send me an email with your CV and regional expertise at kevin@peacedirect.org, and I'll get back to you shortly afterwards.

MUSASIZI DENIS on March 16, 2015, 3:36 p.m.

Dear Sir/madam, am a male Ugandan citizen, 26 years old. Am pursuing a bachelor's degree in laws. currently am in forth year second semester at Kampala international university.

MUSASIZI DENIS on March 16, 2015, 3:39 p.m.

Dear Sir/madam, am a Ugandan male citizen, 26 years old. Am pursuing a bachelor's degree in laws. currently am in forth year second semester at Kampala international university.

Manmeet on April 1, 2015, 6 p.m.

Dear Ma'am/ Sir I happen to be a Kashmiri, with a deep insight & unparalleled love for my homeland. From time to time, i have been writing about Kashmir but would like to take it ahead substantially BY ENGAGING WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION. As of now, it's my earnest desire to submit some write-ups on varied themes of Kashmir--- Past, present & future May i request you to give me that chance ! Waiting for an encouraging response so that subsequently i submit my Article on " Youth engagement in Kashmir " Warm regards Manmeet

Sudarshan Kumar N.K on April 2, 2015, 5:45 a.m.

Respected Sir/Madam, The subject matter regarding the 'Calling all conflict researchers' posted in "Insight on Conflict" has attracted me, because, I believe that this will guarantee the like minded people on the area to pool, and contribute to the noble cause. I Sudarshana Kumar N. K, research student in the Department of Political Science, Mangalore University, Karnataka, India doing my research on Conflict Resolution by taking into account the role of European Union. So I am eager to contribute my service to the possible extent. Please let me know on this regard.

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