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Ceasefires tracker featured in The Lancet

Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19, a digital tool developed to track ceasefires during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been featured in The Lancet.

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Covid Collective research platform launched to tackle global challenges caused by the pandemic

The Political Settlements Research Programme is working with the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and a group of world leading organisations to develop urgently needed research that will support recovery from Covid-19.

A virtual tool for effective peace process support

Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19, a digital tool developed to track ceasefires during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been featured in the KOFF Peacebuilding Magazine’s special issue on digital technologies and peacebuilding.

PSRP research informs OECD’s States of Fragility 2020

Research from the Political Settlements Research Programme has contributed to the OECD’s report on States of Fragility 2020, which examines the dramatic impact of Covid-19 on the global state of fragility and sets out a policy agenda at a critical turning point.

Knowledge exchange during physical distancing

The Edinburgh Research Office shares new resources and insights into knowledge exchange during physical distancing, featuring a contribution from PSRP.

Can PeaceTech end conflict during Covid-19?

PSRP recently joined the Edinburgh University Women in STEM Society to discuss how PeaceTech tools support those brokering peace, and the challenges and opportunities the Covid-19 pandemic presents.

Yemen’s Response to COVID-19: Part III

The third part of this series considers the powerful role women have played in Yemeni communities in responding to crises throughout the current conflict.

Yemen’s Response to COVID-19: Part II

The second of a three-part series examines the ways that Yemeni communities have dealt with a number of health crises prior to the arrival of COVID-19 and considers the current condition and development of Yemen’s health system. It also considers the potential role of tribes as influential local actors who have a history of supporting communities, and the possibility of tribes guiding community responses to COVID-19. 

Yemen’s Response to COVID-19: Part I

In the first of a three-part series, Raiman Al-Hamdani and Rob Wilson examine Yemeni governance systems and how these local networks are likely to be central in responding to COVID-19.

Towards a greater role of civil society in conflict settlement in Syria after Covid-19?

Juline Beaujouan and Eyas Ghreiz describe some of the challenges for civil society in rebel-held areas of Syria during the Covid-19 pandemic.