DW AngolaAction Research on Priorities for Peacebuilding in Angola Concept Paper

Action Research on Priorities for Peacebuilding in Angola Concept Paper


The project is implemented by DW and partner organisations, coordinated by DW’s ‘Voices for Peace’ project in Huambo and assisted by DW’s research unit. The project will start in October with a ‘pilot’ assessment in Huambo province. This activity is aimed at identifying key questions and to prepare the structure of peacebuilding manual, case study analysis and research report. Based on the assessment in Huambo, the research methods seminar will be prepared, to be conducted at the beginning of November in Luanda with the field researchers that will be selected from partner organizations in Luanda and in the respective provinces. They will be trained in conducting a peace and conflict assessment, key stakeholder analysis, conflict mapping, conducting semi-structured interviews, leading focus group discussions and executing a provincial case study analysis.

During November, the field research teams will conduct research in the respective provinces, meeting towards the end of the month with the project coordination in Luanda. The field teams will prepare the case study analysis for editing. The peacebuilding manual and final report will be prepared by the ‘Voices for Peace’ project team and community members in Huambo. After circulation of first drafts to all partners, suggestions and comments will be included in the publications in January 2003. Editing, printing and dissemination of publications will be done by the project coordination during February and March. A final workshop with all project participants for discussion of results is planned to be held in Luanda at the beginning of April 2003.