Funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, the symposium was designed to facilitate international engagement and collaboration between early career researchers from Africa and the United Kingdom. The symposium brought academics together around the broad theme of ‘Truth, Justice and Peace’, focusing particularly on how these notions can be conceptualised in the 21st century.
Seed funding has been awarded to symposium participants to support long-term collaboration and networking. Successful research projects include those looking at transitional justice processes in Nigeria and Kenya, and how education might contribute to peace.
- ‘What Does Peace Sound Like?’ – Dr Ariana Phillips-Hutton, University of Leeds; Dr Maureen Syallow, Strathmore University, Kenya; Dr Lucy Mandillah, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya; Dr Fabien Cante, University College London
- ‘A Comparative Study of Historical and Contemporary Transitional Justice Processes in Nigeria and Kenya’ – Dr Ini Dele-Adedeji, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London (SOAS); Dr Lucy Mandillah, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya
- ‘How Does Knowledge Production Intersect with Justice? How Might Education Contribute to Peace?’ – Dr Ariana Phillips-Hutton, University of Leeds; Mr Arthur Owor, Centre for African Research, Uganda; Dr Dina Belluigi, Queens University Belfast.