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Thursday, December 8, 2022

The Center on Conflict and Development is hoping to help reduce armed conflict sustain families and assist in conflict recovery.

The Program on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University

Researching solutions for a more peaceful world

ConDev seeks to improve the effectiveness of development programs and policies for conflict-affected and fragile countries through multidisciplinary research and education.


ConDev Uses Science & Technology to: 

Reduce Armed Conflict

Sustain Families & Communities During Conflict

Assist States in Rapid Recovery from Conflict

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. 

ConDev conducts research, education, and development extension guided by four key questions:

FOOD SECURITY

Which interventions are required to build upon local conflict coping strategies to incentivize food security and promote resilience?

Food Security
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

What investments are required to engage conflict-vulnerable youth populations through workforce development linked to jobs?

Youth
Natural Resources
NATURAL RESOURCES

How can natural resource management be used as a peace-building approach?

Local Institutions
LOCAL INSTITUTIONS

How do legitimate local institutions redirect elite competition and promote coorporation dynamics in conflict-prone regions?

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