Mat Wright

Type Consultancy
Key dates

Deadline to submit expressions of interest: Monday 15 July 2019.

Reports to be complete and submitted by Friday 9 August 2019.

Eligibility Higher Education institutions in the UK; consultants; research students  

We are scoping for a new programme of work in sub Saharan Africa (SSA) that would increase the number of internationally trained and networked peace builders and mediators. The programme is expected to be delivered through international higher education (IHE) partnerships between African, European and British Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). 

Terms of reference 

A rapid assessment by desk research of Departments of ‘Peace and Conflict studies’ (or similar) in UK and European HEIs is required to identify: 

  1. those Departments and published academics with known strength and depth of understanding of the socio-political and economic landscape in SSA that contributes to conflict; 
  2. Departments with recent and existing experience of working with HEIs, civil society and Governments in SSA in peace building, mediation and conflict resolution, including formal IHE partnership agreements; 
  3. Leading Departments of ‘Peace and Conflict Studies’ (or similar) in EU member countries’ HEIs.

Consultancy outputs

  1. A report of no more than 10 pages providing a clear, accessible synthesis of relevant information including the geographic areas of specialism in Africa and contact information of key UK academics for follow up.  
  2. A digest of EU Departments of Peace Studies with as much information as possible about partnerships in SSA and with UK Departments. This should be no more than 5 pages, clearly signposting relevant information and contact details. 


This study could be undertaken by a research student, consultant or academic. 

How to apply 

Expressions of interest should summarise the approach, sources of information and the C.V (s). of the researcher/s who will undertake this rapid assessment with a consultancy fee and costs separated.  

Please submit these to Louisa.Waddingham@britishcouncil.org no later than Monday 15 July 2019