Call for Submissions: South-South Cooperation on Peace and Development - Engendering Peace and Development Agenda

Overview

This proposed research aims to examine and explore the role of the South-South Cooperation in strengthening the prospects for women, girls and youth to be included in peace and development processes. The research highlights the challenges and the opportunities in transforming and changing the peace and development framework and building a robust and inclusive framework on peace and development that incorporate and accommodates the cognitive structure and perspectives of women girls and youth, as critical to the overall peace and development processes in their respective countries.

Goals and Objectives

This proposed research aims to examine and explore the role of the South-South Cooperation in strengthening the prospects for women, girls and youth to be included in peace and development processes. The research highlights the challenges and the opportunities in transforming and changing the peace and development framework and building a robust and inclusive framework on peace and development that incorporate and accommodates the cognitive structure and perspectives of women girls and youth, as critical to the overall peace and development processes in their respective countries.

UNOSSC invites eligible contributors from the South-South Global Thinkers Network to submit a 500-word abstract directly responding to one of the commissioned chapter outlines (Chapters III, IV, or V). Selected authors will be awarded a contract with the UNOSSC. Following the publication of the report, UNOSSC aims to help disseminate the findings of the report through its global networks. The policy relevant report will draw on independent research, analysis and perspectives of commissioned authors. Its findings and views will not necessarily represent those of UNOSSC or partners institutions.

Proposed Chapters

Chapter I: Introduction: The Gender Dimension of SSC on Peace and Development, aims and objectives.
Chapter II: Background; How to expand the SSC engagement in gender sensitive peace and development agenda?
Chapter III: The Prospects for Inclusiveness, case study: South-South Cooperation potential in strengthening the gender dimension of Peace and Development in Burundi Rwanda, Sudan. (Africa)
Chapter IV: The Prospects for Inclusiveness, case study: Latin America South-South Cooperation potential in strengthening the gender dimension on Peace and Development in countries in Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua (Latin America).
Chapter V: The Prospects for Inclusiveness, case study: Asia South-South Cooperation potential in strengthening the gender dimension of Peace and Development. Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal (Asia).
Chapter VI: Knowledge sharing on gendered Peace and Development, and the Impact of SSC’s Platforms.
Chapter VII: Conclusion

Publication Timeline

- Interested contributors are required to submit expressions of interest and brief chapter outlines (500 words in length) together with CVs and list of relevant publications to UNOSSC by December 16, 2019 for consideration.

- First drafts are to be submitted by February 20, 2020 while 2nd drafts to be shared with UNOSSC by April 15, 2020 and 3rd drafts are required by June 15, 2020.

- All submitted chapters must be the original work of the contributor(s). At the time of submission, submitted chapters should not have been previously presented, submitted or accepted for publication or published. All chapters will undergo double blind peer review prior to publication.

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