The Program on Conflict and Development is hoping to help reduce armed conflict sustain families and assist in conflict recovery.
In 2010, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development was established at Texas A&M University to support teaching, research, and service for the advancement of the welfare of communities enduring conflict or emerging from conflict. In November 2011, Texas A&M University was selected as a member of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Higher Education Solutions Network.
Based upon an agreement with USAID and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, research is focused largely on mitigating conflict related to Food Security, Natural Resources, Youth Populations, and Local Institutions.
Which interventions are required to build upon local conflict coping strategies to incentivize food security and promote resilience?
What investments are required to engage conflict-vulnerable youth populations through workforce development linked to jobs?
How can natural resource management be used as a peace-building approach?
How do legitimate local institutions redirect elite competition and promote coorporation dynamics in conflict-prone regions?
The Program on Conflict and Development seeks to improve the effectiveness of development programs and policies for conflict-affected and fragile countries through multidisciplinary research and education.
The Program's work aims to reduce armed conflict, sustain families and communities during conflict, and assist states to rapidly recover from conflict.
This website is supported and maintained by the Conflict and Development Foundation - an independent 501(c)3 organization that is not part of the Texas A&M University System.
ConDev’s research focuses largely on mitigating conflict related to four program areas, which were hand-picked based on their potential to combat key drivers of international conflict:
Program on Conflict and Development
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