The methodology envisions three elements.
The first is aimed to identify literature exploring the theoretical, methodological and empirical debates surrounding the notion of resilience in populations of fragile and conflict-affected spaces, and in humanitarian-development theory and programming – employing both a systematic database search and a bibliographical search.
Secondly, researchers will conduct field research in northern Uganda, a location that offers three quite distinct settings highly relevant to the study of post-conflict resilience: pastoralist Karamoja, areas affected by the LRA insurgency, and West Nile. Through multidisciplinary approaches including anthropology, political science and history the project aims to understand particular systems contributing to post-conflict recovery.
Thirdly, using the products of first and second phases, the project will develop for publication arguments outlining possible useful rules of engagement for the notion of resilience in humanitarian-development discourse, and for policy applications.