Author : PSRP Category : global-justice-academy, knowledge-exchange, teaching
Political Settlements Research Programme Fellow Dr Kathryn Nash travelled to Abuja, Nigeria from 1-13 July 2019 to make connections with Nigerian universities and research institutions and undertake research. The trip was funded by the University of Edinburgh Law School with money intended to foster academic connections globally to potentially pursue collaborative research or writing projects.
While in Abuja, Dr Nash met with representatives from a number of institutions, including the Institute for Security Studies, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Dr Nash discussed the PA-X Peace Agreements Database and received feedback from policymakers who are working directly on conflict management in Nigeria and West Africa. She was also hosted by Nile University of Nigeria where she gave a talk to the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on the evolution of peace and security norms within African regional and sub-regional organizations.
As part of the research portion of the trip, Dr Nash interviewed ECOWAS officials for PSRP’s emerging research agenda on multi-level processes involving sub-regional, regional, and international actors. She also worked closely with the ECOWAS Archiving and Documentation Division to collect primary source material on ECOWAS conflict management principles and practices.
Image credits: Dr Kathryn Nash