Literature Review: Youth Agency, Peacebuilding and Education

M. Lopes Cardozo, et al.
University of Amsterdam: Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding
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  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Supported by the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme, this report reviews educational interventions that contribute to youth agency and enhance youth as peacebuilders.


This Literature Review, carried out by consortium researchers at the University of Amsterdam, aims to provide insights into youth agency and the dynamics of conflict and peace in conflict-affected contexts. In particular it focuses on how educational interventions may contribute to enhancing the agency of youth as peacebuilders. The review draws on the theoretical framework developed for the consortium, which locates youth within peacebuilding processes of Reconciliation, Redistribution, Recognition and Representation (four R’s). The review aims to communicate its findings to a broad audience including academic researchers, professional practitioners, policy makers and interested young people.


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