Gilberto Algar-Faria

PeaceCapacity Staff
Consortium Manager

Gilberto Algar-Faria is the Co-Investigator for PeaceCapacity at the University of Bristol, where he is also the Project Officer for EU-CIVCAP and a Senior Research Associate at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.

Gilberto’s research, which combines fieldwork with critical theory, focuses on state-society relations and local-international interactions. Toward this research he has completed fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Kosovo and Sri Lanka. He holds BA, MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Leeds, Durham University and the University of Bristol, respectively. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Sydney (2014), the University of Auckland (2015) and Harvard University (2016). He was trained in strategic conflict analysis, logistical framework analysis, negotiation and mediation at the Durham Global Security Institute, in security management and HEAT at RedR, and in monitoring and evaluation at the United States Institute of Peace.

Aside from his PeaceCapacity and EU-CIVCAP work and other research, Gilberto is presently Co-Investigator of the WUN RDF project “Resilient Peace: Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa”. He is also a Country of Origin Information Expert for both Sri Lanka and North Korea at the Rights in Exile Programme. His latest publication is a chapter entitled “Terrorism and Ethics” in the edited textbook Terrorism and Political Violence (London: SAGE, 2015).

Articles Authored

PeaceCapacity project publishes handbook (28 February 2018) - We are pleased to announce that PeaceCapacity has published its deliverables – a handbook for practice and a policy briefing. The project was designed to support the meaningful integration of civil society actors in Kosovo and the Horn of Africa (particularly marginalised…
PeaceCapacity project opens (1 September 2017) - PeaceCapacity is an ESRC IAA impact project. It is a consortium of five organisations led by the University of Bristol’s Global Insecurities Centre. It runs from September 2017 until the end of February 2018.



DL 2.6: EU Capabilities for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Capabilities-Based Assessment

Authors: Juncos, A.E. and G. Algar-Faria
Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 23 May 2017

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DL 6.1: Evaluating international efforts on local capacity building

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Lead Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 25 May 2017

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Policy Briefings

Title: “Enhancing the capacity of marginalised groups to make peace processes more successful

Author: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria and N. Jester
Publisher: PolicyBristol
Type: Policy Briefing
Reference: 57
Date: May 2018

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Title: “Improving the EU’s local capacity building efforts in post-conflict environments

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Publisher: EU-CIVCAP
Type: Policy Briefing
Reference: 2017/01

[PDF, ~0.3MB; click to access]



Work Packages


Consortium management


Consolidation of available research and materials on inclusive peace processes


Designing, writing and producing the handbook of best practices


Pristina workshop: engaging ethnic and religious minorities


Hargeisa workshop: engaging women and girls


London workshop: engaging youth and diaspora


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication


Risk, ethics and data protection

Institutional Affiliation

University of Bristol

The Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol is a multidisciplinary centre and has an excellent track-record in research funding and publication in the area of conflict, security and development.