Despite the wide range of research topics on the armed conflict and peacebuilding in Colombia, little is said about the potential role of research as an engine of change in the transition from war to peace when conducted with actors that werepart of the conflict dynamics.This book offers this perspective. For this purpose, we rely on the experience of the project “School, Territory and Post-Conflict: Building Local Peace Culture in Southern Tolima,Colombia”, conducted with community organizations from Southern Tolima to study theirpeacebuilding initiatives amid conflict. This project of participatory research took placebetween September 2018 and June 2021 as part of a 2017 joint call between UKRI (NewtonFund) of the United Kingdom and the Colombian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MinCiencias) for high quality, transformative and competitive collaborative research projects to help consolidate peacebuilding in Colombia. The project aimed to support sustainable peace in Southern Tolima in association with teachers, students and community organizations from the municipalities of Ataco, Chaparral, Planadas and Rioblanco. Teachers from eight schools (two per municipality) and leaders of eight community organizations participated as co-researchers, bringing the number of people in the research team to over 100 between members of the coordinating team (from the University of Ibagué, Eureka Educativa de Colombia and the University of East Anglia from the United Kingdom), teachers and leaders.
|Place of Publication||Colombia|
|Publisher||School of International Development, UEA, Norwich|
|Number of pages||171|
|Edition||First English edition|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2021|