This plan describes our intended research, institutional change and education work over the three years 2009 to 2011. We will be driving five major research and institutional change programs, encompassing a total of 34 projects, to better understand the world of crises, and to effect positive change in the lives of those caught up in these crises. In keeping with our grounded approach, we actively build partnerships with local researchers and civil groups, seeking to empower them through the knowledge we jointly generate. Using our university base, we are also privileged to invest in the next generation of researchers and aid workers through the educational programs we run and the courses we teach.
Part I of the document provides an overview of all we are planning in the research, institutional change and educational fields. Part II gives details on all of the individual research projects summarized in Part I.