Royo Aspa, Josep María


Research Area: Conflicts and peacebuilding

Research Interests: Great Lakes · Horn of Africa · non-state armed groups · peace and conflicts · political economy of natural resources


Research fellow at the Conflict and Peacebuilding Programme in the School for a Culture of Peace (UAB). Master in International Relations and European Integration; Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Public Law and International Relations; Postgraduate Diploma on Peace Culture; Bachelor in Political Science (International Relations specialisation).

He lectures on peace and conflict, has conducted field work in several countries of the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.  He is member of the board of Organizations for Global Justice (the ancient Catalan Federation of NGOs for Peace, Human Rights and Development) since 2012. Among other publications, he is co-author of “Alerta! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding” since its beginning in 2002.

He is one of the authors of the blog Paz en Construcción, and you can find him on Twitter: @josepmroyo

Research interests: comparative analysis of conflict and peace processes, non-state armed groups, political economy of the natural resources, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

Countries/Regions of specialization: Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Great Lakes, Horn of Africa