NORHED II funding for global network on Peace and Conflict Human Rights research

The Norhed II project where the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) partners with the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and five leading institutions to strengthen higher education institutions ability to produce high-quality research and teaching has been granted. Norad received 199 applications to this call, of which 60 will be funded.

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The granted project is listed in NORHED II portfolio 2021-2026, as project 70921.

This project, entitled “Partnership for Peace: Better Higher Education for Resilient Societies”, shall last six years (2021-2026) and is expected to be funded with approximately 20 million NOK. It was submitted under sub-programme 5 on “Humanities and Social Sciences”.

The project entails a cooperation coordinated by NCHR together with PRIO, partnering with five leading institutions in three different parts of the world, including Africa (Makerere University, Uganda; African School of Economics, Benin; and Mekelle University, Ethiopia), Latin-America (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) and the Middle East (Birzeit University, Palestine).

Will develop a global network of scholars working towards peace

We look forward to cooperating closely with PRIO, and partnering with five leading institutions in Africa, Latin-America and the Middle East, over the next six years, says the project leader, Gentian Zyberi. In close cooperation with our partners, we plan to organize PhD courses, train junior faculty staff, develop relevant curricula and arrange academic exchanges. This cooperation will take place in the context of the research school focusing on peace, conflict resolution, and human rights issues. The project shall develop a global network for enhancing academic capabilities in the fields of Peace and Conflict Resolution and Human Rights research.

Read the Norad news: University partnerships receive funding for 60 projects through the Norhed programme.

Published Dec. 18, 2020 4:25 PM - Last modified Dec. 18, 2020 4:25 PM