Violence and Transition Project : Southern Africa and the Great Lakes - Phase III

Post-conflict and post-authoritarian societies can experience high levels of violence as they transition to new and fragile democracies. Building on findings from the two previous phases (004382 and 101688), researchers will further examine transition contexts in South Africa and extend the study to Kenya and Zimbabwe. The South Africa study will be carried out by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), which will coordinate the overall project; the Kenya study, by the Nairobi Peace Initiative-Africa, and the Zimbabwe study, by the Institute of Peace Leadership and Governance (IPLG), Africa University. The implications for policy and community intervention will be published and disseminated to key state and civil society audiences in the three countries involved.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Monday, September 20, 2010

End Date

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


24 months

IDRC Officer

Karuru, Njeri

Total funding

CA$ 474,600


South of Sahara, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Hugo van der Merwe


Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

Institution Country

South Africa

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