The Peace Professionalism Project (PPP), a SSHRC partnership development grant, takes a cross-sector and interdisciplinary approach to generate practical and evaluative research that can be used to rethink existing approaches to peace professionalism, build knowledge and understanding about peace work as an area of practice, and strengthen curricula in peace, conflict, and security programs.

Specifically, the project seeks to develop and test a system of assessment that can be scaled at the local, national, and international levels to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of peace professionals. To achieve these broad and cross-cutting objectives, the research team has organized its activities around three core areas:

As a collaborative project, PPP brings together a group of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from Canada, USA, Kenya, Colombia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In addition to contributions by partners, PPP is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) through a Partnership Development Grant.