Asea Pascal

Politics and International Relations PhD Student, University of Leicester

Master of Arts Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Bachelor of science with education from Makerere University

Contact Details

Email: Pda15@le.ac.uk

Research Interests

My main research focus is human migrations with specific focus on return of refugees and Internally Displaced persons. Within the return process, I am specifically interested in reintegration of former refugees and IDPs.

My other research interests include:

  • Conflicts
  • Peace building

In the main research interest, I am wrestling with a question of how the post conflict reintegration of former refugees can best be undertaken to avert relapse into conflict. I am engaged in finding linkages between reintegration and peace building and activities that contribute to sustainable reintegration on one hand and durable peace on the other hand and the nexus between the two.

Current Research

"The Role of Reintegration of Returnees in Post-Conflict Peace Building"

Reintegration of returnees is one of the most contentious issues in the world of post-conflict peace building. As a redress process, reintegration seeks to find durable solution to the problem of displacement of civilians. When conflicts settle down, these activities can act as safety valves for peace. How has this been successful in light of relapse into conflicts in Sudan, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of Congo?

Ideally, the ultimate goal of returnee reintegration is the achievement of sustainable peace. Reintegration influences the key elements of peace building including security, reconciliation and governance and contributes to vital processes of post-war social cohesion at national or sub-national levels. At the community level reintegration is directly linked to both conflict and peace building, in particular through processes of reconciliation and the building of livelihoods needed to sustain economic recovery. Weather this is still the case in the recurring conflicts in middle East and Africa is debatable.

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