“You cannot ask us to talk about peace”

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in News | No Comments

“You cannot ask us to talk about peace. We do not know what peace looks like. We do not know what peace feels like”: The challenges of conducting research with a community under siege.  By Leila Emdon This guest entry by Leila Emdon from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation addresses her personal experience in conducting research with […]

Mobile Phone Surveys in the Gulu area

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in News | No Comments

In March the EPI team visited Northern Uganda to begin the second phase of the EPI project with the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP). We spent a lot of time troubleshooting how to most effectively do the surveys to longitudinally measure change over time in our three communities of Atiak, Odek and Kanyagoga/Kasubi. This was […]

Partner Profile #3: Bashir from Pact (South Sudan)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in News | No Comments

Welcome to the third post in our “Partner Profiles” series, in which we highlight the experiences and reflections of our partners as they implement the EPI project in their respective countries. In this post, we welcome Bashir Musa from Pact in Juba, South Sudan.  I am called Bashir Musa. I work for Pact, which is a […]

Partner Profile #2: Rich from CCMT (Zimbabwe)

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in News | No Comments

Welcome to the second post in our “Partner Profiles” series, in which we highlight the experiences and reflections of our partners as they implement the EPI project in their respective countries. In this post, we welcome Rich Chere from the Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation (CCMT) in Zimbabwe. CCMT is EPI’s newest implementing partner.  Founded […]

Partner Profile #1: Leila from IJR (South Africa)

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in News | No Comments

It is has been eight months since we kicked off the Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI) project in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Sudan, and we are embarking on a new blog series to highlight reflections from our implementing partners in these countries. In the coming weeks, tune in as we post these “partner profiles” and explore […]

Verification Focus Group in Odek, Uganda

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in News | One Comment

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel with EPI’s Ugandan partner, the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP), to the community of Odek to participate in its verification focus group. In the meeting, representatives from the previous three focus groups (men, women and youth) each reflected on the indicators that had emerged, and ranked them […]

Piloting the Pilot: Reflections on the EPI Process in Atlantis

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in News | No Comments

For the last five months, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with our South African partners at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) to pilot the EPI process in Atlantis, a community known as the “forgotten town” that is located approximately 40km outside of Cape Town in South Africa’s Western Cape province. Atlantis, […]

EPI Partner Orientations in South Africa

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in News | No Comments

For the last several weeks, Dr. Pamina Firchow and I have met with our EPI partners from Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Sudan in Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct partner-specific orientations to the EPI project. During this time, we also have met extensively with our South African partners at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation […]

Partner Orientations

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in News | No Comments

Partners will be traveling this month to Cape Town for orientations on EPI project research methodology and to begin working on the EPI research plan. The project team looks forward to working from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation for the next month!

Location Selection is Underway

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in News | One Comment

The project team are now selecting the localities in which the everyday peace indicators will be run. This selection process is taking place with local civil society partners in South Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Our aim is to choose communities that cover a diversity of conflict-affected scenarios (e.g., in terms of the types […]

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