Literature Review: Youth Agency, Peacebuilding and Education

This Literature Review on Youth Agency, Peacebuilding and Education is part of the work of the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, supported by the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme. It 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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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding


Education for Peacebuilding
Peace Education
Education Policy
Humanitarian Sectors - Education