Ruairi is Peace Direct's Head of Research and Engagement.

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Hope amidst the horror in Northern Nigeria

Peace Direct releases the first in a series of reports on the views and strategies of local peacebuilders in conflict zones. The first focuses on Northern Nigeria. Read more »

28 December 2016

Aleppo is falling. What next?

The battle for Aleppo is nearly over. Thousands have been killed. Ruairi Nolan highlights the latest events from Syria. Read more »

13 December 2016

The role of local peacebuilding organisations in CAR

A short report on the role of local organisations in peacebuilding and atrocity prevention in CAR. Read more »

27 July 2016

Northern Nigeria Peace Exchange: Call for applicants

Call for applicants: the Northern Nigeria Peace Exchange aims to bring together a diverse group of civil society organisations from across Northern Nigeria. Read more »

27 May 2016

Early warning and responses to conflict in DRC

Peace Direct research indicates that there are a wide range of local and international conflict early warning and response programmes in eastern DRC. Read more »

31 March 2016

Technology and peacebuilding: lessons from Build Peace 2015

Peace Direct recently attended the Build Peace technology and peacebuilding conference. Ruairi Nolan and Joel Gabri give their thoughts on the event. Read more »

30 April 2015

Brothers in arms

What can a power struggle between two brothers in Mughal India tell us about religious conflicts in today’s world? Read more »

07 February 2015

Year 2 for ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’

This week we launch our annual competition for Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders, which recognises the very best emerging local peace organisations around the world. Read more »

23 May 2014

Arrests in Sri Lanka

This has been a dramatic week for peace and human rights activists in Sri Lanka with arrests of prominent human rights campaigners. Read more »

21 March 2014

Malala, bravery and the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala's remarkable bravery reminds us that we should recognise the moral good of people standing up for peace, no matter the costs. Read more »

18 October 2013