Transitioning from conflict to peace
A LOUGHBOROUGH University academic is to work with researchers in Colombia on a project that aims to address issues facing the country’s transition from conflict to peace.
Professor Katherine Gough, of the School of Social Sciences, will lead ‘Territorial planning for peace and state building in the Alto Cauca region of Colombia’ – a project funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with Colombia’s Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias) – with Dr Irene Velez-Torres, of the Universidad del Valle.
Following the signing of the 2016 peace agreement and the demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Colombian state is trying to re-establish its authority in conflict-affected areas.
Running from 2018-2020, Professor Gough’s project will explore how the state’s presence is being constructed through territorial planning in three post-conflict zones.