Ingvild Magnæs Gjelsvik
Gjelsvik has specialized in the areas of disengagement, radicalization- deradicalization and reintegration of members of armed groups. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Somalia focusing how individuals engage with and disengage from al-Shabaab and piracy groups and looked at the process of reintegration of female guerrilla soldiers in Colombia.
Gjelsvik was part of the Research Group on Peace, Conflict and Development, and worked in the Training for Peace Programme at NUPI. She is also a member of the International Research Group on Reintegration (IRGR) and works closely with the Norwegian Police Univeristy College.
Publications All publications
Police Reform and Community Policing in Kenya: The Bumpy Road from Policy to PracticePublication : Academic article | 2020
A reform is underway in Kenya, aimed at transforming the police organization into a people- centred police service. Among other things, this involves1
Disengaging from violent extremism: The case of al-Shabaab in SomaliaPublication : ARTIKKEL | 2019
Disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration for members of violent extremist groups during ongoing conflict is a tricky matter. Disarmament, Demo1
Should I stay or should I go? Security considerations for members leaving al-Shabaab in SomaliaPublication : NUPI Policy Brief | 2019
The Somali jihadi organization al-Shabaab, yet again featured in the news internationally when they attacked a business and hotel complex in Nairobi1
Protection of civilians in the absence of peace agreements: Darfur, Chad/CAR, and Côte d’IvoirePublication | 2017
This edited volume offers a thorough review of peacekeeping theory and reality in contemporary contexts, and aligns the two to help inform practice.1
Projects All projects
Community-based policing and post-conflict police reform (ICT4COP)Research project | 2015 - 2020 (Ongoing)
This research project will create greater knowledge of social, cultural, legal and ethical dimensions of community-based policing in post-conflict societies....
Training for Peace 2011 - 2019 (TfP)Research project | 2011 - 2019 (Completed)
The Training for Peace Programme (TfP Programme) is an international programme that contributes towards capacity building within the broader ambit of peace operations in Africa....
Events All events
Living with the Taliban?EventTue 21 Sep 2021Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams
How do local communities experience the Taliban vis a vis questions of security? What did the police reform look like before the Taliban takeover, and will there be a role for the police under Taliban?