PEER Network Africa Hub Launch Event

Date: 2 Mar 2021
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Event Type: Webinar


The Political Economy of Education Research (PEER) Network Africa Hub will be launching on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 12.30 pm Central African Time (CAT) via ZOOM and YouTube livestream.

The PEER Network is a three-year initiative led by four universities (Ulster, Cape Town, Nazarbayev and Sussex) aimed at improving the quality of Political Economy Analysis of education in partnership with academics, policymakers and practitioners in conflict-affected countries. The core objective of the PEER Network is to develop a critical and locally grounded approach to Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of education that will help national, regional and global level policymakers and practitioners make socially just decisions about investments in education that benefit children in contexts of conflict and crisis.

The launch will introduce the PEER Network and provide details for expressions of interest for the development of research proposals for projects (up to £30,000 per project) from research teams based in conflict affected contexts in AFRICA. These research projects hope to facilitate locally owned knowledge bases and support a new generation of researchers to undertake Political Economy Analysis of education systems in their own contexts. Short-listed applicants will be invited to specially convened regional workshops where they will be given support to develop their Expressions of Interest into full proposals.

For information on how to register for this launch visit https://peernetworkgcrf.org/africa-hub-launch-event/.