Gilberto Algar-Faria is the Project Officer for EU-CIVCAP and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.
Gilberto’s research, which combines fieldwork with critical theory, focuses on state-society relations and local-international interactions. Toward this research he has completed fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Kosovo and Sri Lanka. He holds BA, MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Leeds, Durham University and the University of Bristol, respectively. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Sydney (2014), the University of Auckland (2015) and Harvard University (2016). He was trained in strategic conflict analysis, logistical framework analysis, negotiation and mediation at the Durham Global Security Institute, in security management and HEAT at RedR, and in monitoring and evaluation at the United States Institute of Peace.
Aside from his EU-CIVCAP work and other research, Gilberto is presently Co-Investigator of the WUN RDF project “Resilient Peace: Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa”. He was previously Co-Investigator of the ESRC IAA impact project “PeaceCapacity: Building capacities in civil society for inclusive peace processes in the Horn of Africa and the Western Balkans”, which drew on EU-CIVCAP’s Work Package 6 research. He is also a Country of Origin Information Expert for both Sri Lanka and North Korea at the Rights in Exile Programme. His latest publication is a chapter entitled “Terrorism and Ethics” in the edited textbook Terrorism and Political Violence (London: SAGE, 2015).
Published: 23 May 2017
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Published: 25 May 2017
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International capacity building in the Western Balkans and the Horn of Africa: Lessons on coherence and coordination
Published: 24 May 2018
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Published: 24 September 2018
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Title: EU local capacity building: ownership, complexity and agency
Author: Edmunds, T., A.E. Juncos and G. Algar-Faria
Journal: Global Affairs
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Capabilities in conflict prevention and peace-building: technology, personnel and procedures
Local capacity-building strategies
Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices
Dissemination and communication
Ethics and data protection
The Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol is a multidisciplinary centre and has an excellent track-record in research funding and publication in the area of conflict, security and development.