The IRGR is comprised of both leading academics and practitioners in the fields of DDR, Security and Development
Furthermore, The Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) – the IRGR’s institutional base – currently supports young researchers to develop expert knowledge on DDR and Reintegration in particular. CPS’s own PhD and MA students in Peace and Conflict Transformation are affiliated with the expert group and receive guidance from a group who combine academic excellence with dedicated work as practitioners.
Several of the groups’ members are current or former UN staff, including from agencies such as DPKO, UNDP, UNIFEM and UNESCAP. The DDR team will offer advice on design, implementation and evaluation of DDR, as well as on institutional capacity building and on mainstreaming gender-aware reintegration concerns into large-scale reconstruction and recovery efforts.