Beginning in 2019, the Center for African Studies and Le Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP) at Universite Jesuite in Abidjan have partnered on a Carnegie-funded project in Côte d’Ivoire, Documenting Violence and Promoting Peace in Africa: A Pilot Study for Data Collection in a Conflict-Affected Country. Led by CAS Director, Leo Arriola and CERAP Research Director, Arsène Brice Bado, the project's objectives are to:
- Assess the most rigorous data-collection methodologies for monitoring election violence.
- Design and assess a local peacebuilding program for local adoption and scale-up.
- Provide data to policymakers, researchers, and academics to inform conflict-mediation programming.
- Present stakeholders with options for low-cost, sustainable monitoring of real-time election violence.
Also on the research team were alums and former Rocca Fellows, Justine Davis, Allison Grossman and Associate Professor of Political Science Aila Matanock. On 20 July 2022, the team presented this research in an EGAP and CERAP cohosted Policy Event that celebrated the official launch of EGAP's West Africa Regional Hub.
To watch a video recording of the research presentation visit YouTube: https://youtu.be/6gBpsznVppg.