The G-CPR hosted its first Advisory Committee Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, during the month of June. The SSRC has been the principal partner for the United Nations Development Program’s creation of a new global center to support research on gender, crisis prevention, and recovery.
During the transitional period, the SSRC will provide guidance for the establishment of the initiative’s institutional and governance arrangements and help implement a complimentary resource mobilization strategy. The Center will seek to:
(1) Strengthen research capacity in southern, conflict-affected, and transitional countries through a mentorship and writing-skills-building program for practitioners; the creation of feminist research ethics guidelines; a research planning meeting for a research and capacity-building project on militarism and women’s activism in five post-conflict countries in West Africa; an online research proposal development course; and curricula for six week-long research training institutes.
(2) Enhance southern voices in research agenda–setting through the creation of a participatory research agenda and hub; a policy and research agenda–setting workshop with national women’s funds in Asia; and a consultation in Colombia on data collection and assessment.
(3) Create new knowledge through support for a study on women’s political participation in Rwanda and a cross-regional dialogue on gender and security in the Arab and Asian regions.