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Dr Gaudence Nyirabikali

Senior Researcher

Dr Gaudence Nyirabikali

Gaudence Nyirabikali

Dr Gaudence Nyirabikali has academic and field-based research experience in peacebuilding processes and the post-conflict reconstruction of state and society, drawing particularly on research and fieldwork in Angola and Northern Ireland. Her research interests include social and political dynamics within African post-colonial states, state–society relations and the quality of governance structures in relation to fostering political stability, sustainable peace and human development.

Subject expertise

Conflict resolution and transformation; inclusive societal reconstruction of conflict-affected societies; peace and human rights education; state-society relations in the context of African post-colonial states; pluralistic governance; globalisation and global justice.

Kinyarwanda, French, Swedish, English

PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland – UK; MSc in International and European Relations, Linköping University, Sweden

  • UNESCO Centre, Chair in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Centre for Applied Ethics, Linköping University, research collaboration and guest lecturer
  • Centre for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University
  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
External publications
  • Nyirabikali, G., Peace Education and Pluralistic Governance as a Means of Conflict Transformation – Exploring the Framework through Angola; PhD Dissertation (Coleraine: University of Ulster, 2010).
  • Nyirabikali, G. , ‘Economic Growth, Prosperity, and the Challenges of Reconciliation’; in Vanessa Cook ed., Student Reflections: Race, Religion, and Reconciliation Programs 2006 - 2009 (Trent Lott Leadership Institute: University of Mississippi, 2010) pp. 56 – 62.
  • Nyirabikali, G., Regional Integration – The Politics of Regional Economic Communities in Africa (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co, 2009).
  • Nyirabikali, G., 'Participatory Democracy, Pluralistic Governance, and Peace Education for Leaders: Lessons from the Kenyan Case'. Conflict Trends, Issue 2, 2008, pp. 34 – 40. Available at: