Gilberto Algar-Faria

EU-CIVCAP Staff Consortium Project Officer Contributor

Gilberto Algar-Faria is the Project Officer and Senior Research Associate for EU-CIVCAP at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. Gilberto’s doctoral research, which combined fieldwork in Sri Lanka with critical theory, centred around the liberal peace project, society and the state in Sri Lanka. He holds BA and MSc degrees from the University of Leeds and Durham University, 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 and in monitoring and evaluation at the United States Institute of Peace.

Aside from his EU-CIVCAP work and other research, Gilberto is 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 draws on EU-CIVCAP’s Work Package 6 research. He is also a Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Centre and 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).

Articles Authored

The Brexit Debate: What would Brexit mean for the UK’s conflict prevention and peace-building influence outside the EU? (10 June 2016) - One of the UK’s primary forms of power projection in the world is through its conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts. But this power is largely projected through the amplifier of one or other multinational institution, and in particular the EU.
The Brexit Debate: The EU Referendum and its Impact on European Security – the ins and outs (30 May 2016) - Debates between the Bremain and Brexit campaigners have primarily focused on issues of immigration. However, most of these discussions tend to forget that the UK’s ability to manage refugee flows is inextricably linked to its ability to deal with international conflicts.



DL 2.6: EU Capabilities for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Capabilities-Based Assessment

Authors: Juncos, A.E. and G. Algar-Faria
Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 23 May 2017

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DL 6.1: Evaluating international efforts on local capacity building

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Lead Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 25 May 2017

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Policy Briefings

Title: “Improving the EU’s local capacity building efforts in post-conflict environments

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Publisher: EU-CIVCAP
Type: Policy Briefing
Reference: 2017/01

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Work Packages


Consortium management


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

Institutional Affiliation

University of Bristol

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.