On May 7, 2015, the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation and the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium had the pleasure of hosting a Thursday Talk with Dr. Pamina Firchow of George Mason University who discussed the Everyday Peace Indicators and how to include hard to access populations into international peacebuilding efforts.
The Everyday Peace Indicators project aims to create alternative, bottom-up indicators of peace. It seeks to address the limitations of existing approaches to measuring peace and reconciliation, as well as limitations in evaluation practices. The project is being piloted in four sub-Saharan countries (South Sudan, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda) using participatory action research methods and longitudinal, multi- mode mobile phone surveys to reach hard to access populations.
M&E Thursday Talk: Everyday Peace Indicators: Including Hard to Access Populations in International Peacebuilding Efforts from DME for Peace on Vimeo.
PowerPoint: Pamina’s PowerPoint is available here. (link is external)
Summary: Check back soon for the summary.
About the Speaker:
Pamina Firchow is an Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include political violence, transitional justice (especially victim reparations), reconciliation and peacebuilding. In particular, she is interested in the study of the ‘local turn’ in peacebuilding and the international accompaniment of communities affected by mass violence. Her most recent publications focus on reparations in Colombia, the nexus between reparations and peacebuilding, as well as publications on using technology in peace research, creating inclusive surveys and creating bottom-up indicators of peace based on the Everyday Peace Indicators project.