The URDR is a trans-disciplinary research unit based at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. It engages with paid clients around sustainable development and violence prevention with a critical lens on complex religious and cultural systems and a focus on equipping local communities to respond more effectively. Read more
The URDR has carried out research in Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Colombia, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Peru, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Zambia around the below themes:
Theory Building from Below
The URDR's research generates innovative theoretical contributions that connects different disciplinary insights. This helps bridge the worlds of theory and practice. Disseminating these findings into academic, practitioner and popular forums is essential for improved practice in the field. To access some of the URDR's research outputs across the below spectrum, click here.