This project is investigating the nature and scope of non-state actors’ contribution to security, peace and justice in Ghana and Liberia, and their interaction with state and international groups and institutions.
Non-state, societal providers of security are a fundamental part of how security and justice work for people on the ground in much of sub-Saharan Africa. A better understanding of these dynamics is a pre-requisite for constructive support of social peace, effective governance and sustainable economic and social development.
The project was awarded a total of $704,309 in funding as part of the DFAT Development Research Awards Scheme. Central to the design and conduct of the project is a partnership with researchers at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana (KAIPTC), a Centre of Excellence for training, education and research in peacekeeping and security.