PeaceCapacity Staff
Consortium Manager

Gilberto Algar-Faria is the Co-Investigator for PeaceCapacity at the University of Bristol, where he is also the Project Officer and Senior Research Associate for EU-CIVCAP and a PhD Candidate in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.

Gilberto’s doctoral research, which combines fieldwork in Sri Lanka with critical theory, centres around the liberal peace project, society and the state. Gilberto holds BA and MSc degrees from the University of Leeds and Durham University, respectively. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Sydney (2014), the University of Auckland (2015) and Harvard University (2016). Gilberto was trained in strategic conflict analysis, logistical framework analysis, negotiation and mediation at the Durham Global Security Institute and in monitoring and evaluation at the United States Institute of Peace.

Aside from his EU-CIVCAP work and doctoral research, Gilberto is a member of the Senior Management Team of Somali First, which is an initiative promoting Somali-led development. He is also a Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Centre and a Country of Origin Information Expert for both Sri Lanka and North Korea at the Rights in Exile Programme. His latest publication is a chapter entitled “Terrorism and Ethics” in the edited textbook Terrorism and Political Violence (London: SAGE, 2015).

Articles Authored



DL 2.6: EU Capabilities for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Capabilities-Based Assessment

Authors: Juncos, A.E. and G. Algar-Faria
Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 23 May 2017

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DL 6.1: Evaluating international efforts on local capacity building

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Lead Institution: University of Bristol

Published: 25 May 2017

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Policy Briefings

Title: “Improving the EU’s local capacity building efforts in post-conflict environments

Authors: Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons
Publisher: EU-CIVCAP
Type: Policy Briefing
Reference: 2017/01

[PDF, ~0.3MB; click to access]


Work Packages


Consortium management


Consolidation of available research and materials on inclusive peace processes


Designing, writing and producing the handbook of best practices


Pristina workshop: engaging ethnic and religious minorities


Hargeisa workshop: engaging women and girls


London workshop: engaging youth and diaspora


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication


Risk, ethics and data protection

Institutional Affiliation

University of Bristol

The Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol is a multidisciplinary centre and has an excellent track-record in research funding and publication in the area of conflict, security and development.