The quality of our research and impact is critically shaped by strong partnerships in the countries where we work. It is through our partners that we are able to study and do research in challenging contexts, to develop a deep understanding of their institutions, norms and history, and to maximize the impact of our work.
The objective of this seed project funded by Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises program (R2HC) is two-fold. First, to cultivate and strengthen our strong partnerships and networks in Angola, including with partners from academic, policy, practice, and other local, regional and national stakeholders. Second, to design further research related to gender-based violence, building on our previous work there (see, e.g. here).
Key events will include partnership workshops and bilateral meetings with a broad community of stakeholders in Luanda and Huambo province. Focal areas of discussion will include recent trends, policies and interventions related to gender-based violence in post-war Angola; issues related to the design and implementation of future studies, including practical requirements and challenges; and future strategies for capacity building, dissemination of findings, and policy uptake.