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Evaluation of the Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA) programme

The evaluation object is The Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA) programme which Sida has supported since 2015 when it entered into an agreement with Mahidol University, Bangkok. The total agreement amount is SEK 17 million.

SHAPE-SEA’s mission is to contribute to a culture of peace and human rights in Southeast Asia through research, education, informed policy advocacy and capacity building of academics, researchers and students in the region. Specific objectives of the programme include:

·       enhancing the influence of human rights and peace research produced by member universities on students, government and media;

·       increasing participation in and impact of human rights and peace education in Southeast Asia,

·       increasing by 50% the number of qualified academics working on human rights and peace at Southeast Asian universities by 2018.

Towards achieving these objectives, SHAPE-SEA provides support that includes awarding research grants, publishing research findings, facilitating mentorship, developing university curriculum, carrying out capacity building and trainings, engaging in advocacy and policy dialogue with key stakeholders, and organizing lecture series.

The intervention logic or theory of change of the intervention may be further elaborated by the evaluator in the inception report, if deemed necessary.