Conflict Research Group
The Conflict Research Group (CRG) is a multidisciplinary research unit at Ghent University (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences). We are primarily interested in the micro-level dynamics of civil conflicts and concentrate both on the impact of civil conflicts on local communities, and on the links between local and global dimensions of conflict. CRG’s crosscutting analysis has led to the comparison of different geographical case studies, from Asia and sub-Sahara Africa to Latin America. Our research centres around three clusters: resources, governance and humanitarian aid.
Social Science Research Council
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonproﬁt organization founded in 1923. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO WOTRO)
NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development programmes, funds and monitors innovative research on global issues, with a focus on sustainable development and poverty reduction. NWO-WOTRO’s research projects are realised by interdisciplinary teams of researchers from the North and South and in close collaboration with non-academic stakeholders. These partnerships yield solutions for development challenges and strengthen the bridge between research, policy and practice.
Cordaid is an international NGO, based in the Netherlands. Their mission is to bring about transformation in societies around the world so that they become more just, more inclusive and more sustainable. That is why Cordaid aims to work consistently with constituents on locally-based development and cooperation to build flourishing communities in fragile contexts and (post-) conflict areas.
Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural (Bukavu)
One of the functions of the ISDR-Bukavu is scientific research, to analyze problems concerning rural development in Congo, organize scientific meetings on the subject and identify appropriate solutions to the problems posed. As a technical institute based in DRC, ISDR has three objectives: 1. To train men and women to support, plan and encourage human, economic and social development, for social rural communities in Central Africa. 2. To collaborate in the study of human, social, economic, and organizational challenges faced in rural areas. 3. To provide varied and comprehensive documentation of all aspects of rural life.
Solidarité et Assistance Intégrale aux Personnes Démunies (SAIPED) is a nonprofit NGO which has its headquarter in Dungu-Uye, Dungu territory, Haut Uele district, in the Oriental province, Democratic Republic of Congo. SAIPED’s principal mission is to promote actions for peace and socioeconomic development for rural communities in Democratic Republic of Congo without discrimination.
Actions pour la Promotion Rurale
Actions pour la Promotion Rurale (APRu) is a nonprofit NGO with its headquarter in Faradje, Haut Uele district. Its primary mission is to support the communities in order to identify socio-economic problems in the Haut-Uele district, analyze, identify and implement durable solutions. A second objective is strengthening the strategic performance of civil society organizations and the local government structures and actors.
L’Innovation et Formation pour le Développement et la Paix
L’Innovation et Formation pour le Développement et la Paix (IFDP) is a non-profit NGO and a member of the Congolese Civil Society in South Kivu. Its headquarters is located in Bukavu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the South-Kivu province. Its objective is to raise awareness, build capacity and skills as well as support the constructive engagement and innovations that secure the rights of local communities, with a view to improve their its environment and enhance the peace.
Groupe Jérémie was created in February 1993 in Bukavu (South Kivu Province). It is made up of individuals working for peace and justice from diverse sectors of society: professors, lawyers, priests, and ordinary citizens. It’s a group concerned with civic education, the promotion of peace and democracy, and the defense of human rights. It reflects on and analyses social, cultural, political, and economic events. Groupe Jérémie works for peace through dialogue and reconciliation, and engages in lobbying and activism on behalf of human rights.