By providing an analysis of the historic dynamics of the Lake Chad Basin region and the common challenges that Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria face, this brief deconstructs common narratives around ‘violent extremism’ held by the policy community; it pro vides a more nuanced explanation to the drivers of the Boko Haram insurgency; and it […]
The current phase of the programme ends in April 2019. The Partners have therefore decided to commission an evaluation of the 5th phase of the TfP programme. The goal is to take stock of the performance of the programme to date, and to generate recommendations for adaptations in the remaining period, as well as suggestions […]
The vision of the African Union (AU) is to achieve “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena”. The attainment of that vision hinges on three foundational imperatives: democratic governance, peace and security, and sustainable development. The focus of this report is on […]
The Department of the Peace and Security of the African Union (AU) Commission, in collaboration with the Training for Peace (TfP), held a workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 25 to 27 October 2017, on “Implementing the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Roadmap 2016-2020: Enhancing Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) through Partnerships with Regional Economic […]
The past year has been an eventful one for reform at the United Nations and African Union. Both are undertaking several different processes under their new leaderships, aiming at making the organizations better tailored to the challenges of contemporary conflict.
Young people are key to peace efforts, but they need support and a place at the table.
Regional efforts like those against the LRA and Boko Haram could reinvent continental approaches to conflicts.
The Training for Peace (TfP) programme succeeded to a large extent in attaining its strategic goal in a number of areas, and recorded significant outcomes that will contribute to the full attainment of the strategic goals in subsequent years within the fifth phase.
Strategies focused on the school community work, but they need to be applied nationally.
This relatively new nation’s political leaders created the crisis – it’s time they surrender their guns.