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. Since 1995, the programme has worked, through civil society institutions, to strengthen African civilian and police capacity for peace operations. With its focus on training, rostering, policy support and applied research, the TfP Programme has contributed actively in placing the civilian and multi-dimensional aspects of peacekeeping on the agenda, including issues related to the protection of civilians and women, peace and security.
The overall goal of the Programme is to build sustainable capacity for peace operations in the United Nations (UN), African Union (AU) and the African Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms (REC/RMs). Within its overall goal, TfP Programme’s objective is broadly twofold. Primarily, to establish a self-sustaining, multifunctional peace operation capacity in Africa. Secondarily, to provide advice to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in formulating policies on issues pertinent to co-operative efforts between Africa and Norway regarding peace operations and reconciliation. Both of these objectives are implemented at the conceptual and the practical level through training, research and policy development activities.
The TfP Programme will seek to contribute to this goal in two ways: through the development of competent peacekeeping personnel; and through supporting the strengthening of organizational systems in the UN, AU and REC/RMs.
Training for Peace in Africa is fully funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.