DDB-seminar: Conflict, sexual violence and statebuilding in Sweden´s development cooperation

8 October, Stockholm

Development Dissertation Briefs

As one of Sweden’s six aid policy sub-goals, safeguarding human security and freedom from violence is an important part of Sweden’s development cooperation. Sweden’s aid to conflict, peace and security has more than doubled during the last decade. As announced by the Swedish Government, fragile states and conflict prevention will be prioritised also after the ongoing revision of the aid policy framework. Furthermore, the Minister for International Development Cooperation, Isabella Lövin, is co-chairing The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding with its New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. In this seminar, four recently defended dissertations on the theme are presented, focusing on their policy relevance. These presentations form the basis for a discussion on the implications for Swedish development cooperation with Annika Sundén, chief economist, Sida, and Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Head of Research, the Folke Bernadotte Academy. Four DDB-reports are presented during the seminar: Public Participation in Constitution Building, Abrak Saati; Armed Group Impunity for Sexual Violence, Angela Muvumba Sellström; Causes of Communal Conflicts, Johan Brosché; Motivational Change and Divergence Inside FARC-EP, Michael Jonsson.

Program:

15.00 Introduction, EBA (coffee and tea from 14:30)

15.05 Presentation of the EBA Development Dissertations Briefs:

Public Participation in Constitution Building – Abrak Saati

Armed Group Impunity for Sexual Violence – Angela Muvumba Sellström

Causes of Communal Conflicts – Johan Brosché

Motivational Change and Divergence Inside FARC-EP – Michael Jonsson

16.05 Discussion: Annika Sundén, Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Abrak Saati, Angela Muvumba

Sellström, Johan Brosché, Michael Jonsson

16.55 Concluding remarks

 Sign up: No later than Monday 5 October

Participants:

Abrak Saati, PhD, 2015, Department of Political Science, Umeå University (The participation Myth. Outcomes of participatory constitution building processes on democracy)

Angela Muvumba Sellström, PhD, 2015, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University (Stronger than Justice: Armed Group Impunity for Sexual Violence)

Johan Brosché, PhD, 2014, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University (Masters of War: The Role of Elites in Sudan’s Communal Conflicts)

Michael Jonsson, PhD, 2014, Department of Government, Uppsala University (A Farewell to Arms: Motivational Change and Divergence Inside FARC-EP 2002-2010)

Annika Sundén, chief economist, Sida

Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Head of Research, the Folke Bernadotte Academy

 

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