PeaceCapacity closed in early 2018. This website is an archive of the project website as it closed at the end of May 2018 and information may be out of date.


PeaceCapacity is an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account impact project led by the University of Bristol’s Global Insecurities Centre. It is based on the research of the EU-CIVCAP project.

PeaceCapacity supports the meaningful integration of civil society actors in the Western Balkans and the Horn of Africa (particularly marginalised groups) into peace processes.
Integrating youth, women/girls and ethnic and religious minorities into peace processes was identified as a key issue by EU-CIVCAP, a Horizon 2020 research project (grant agreement no.: 653227).

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PeaceCapacity project closes

PeaceCapacity has now published its final project deliverable: a summary policy briefing. The project was designed to support the meaningful integration of civil society actors in Kosovo and the Horn of Africa (particularly marginalised groups, e.g. women/girls) into peace processes.


The two-day PeaceCapacity workshop in London provided an enriching experience bringing together Ogaden diaspora youth from across the UK. The event facilitated intensive dialogue and discussions on the role of youth participation in peace processes. In the context of a deeply complex and intractable conflict such as the Ogaden, it was refreshing for us to be able to reflect on the role of historically marginalised groups in shaping peace processes and consider concrete ways in which we could actively participate in such processes both in the Horn of Africa and in the diaspora.

Juweria Ali, Ogaden Youth and Student Union – UK

The workshop was illuminating and informative. After attending this workshop, I feel equipped with insights concerning the importance of engaging local actors in peacebuilding so as to determine the course of peace processes. As a student, I particularly appreciated learning about how to overcome other actors’ negative uses of technology, and how to use it myself for good. Conflict sensitivity was also important to learn about, as it will affect how I approach my employment in future.

Moustafa Ahmad, Student (New Generation University College) – Somaliland

PeaceCapacity draws on the research of EU-CIVCAP (Horizon 2020 grant agreement no.: 653227).
Click here to go to the EU-CIVCAP website.