The TfP Programme works to generate knowledge, support the development of policy and builds the capacity of police and civilian peacekeepers. The Programme also:

  • Provides technical expertise, including for the African Standby Capacity
  • Supports the development of strategic policy and doctrine
  • Undertake studies aimed at capturing lessons from AU missions
  • Provide training and supports the development of training curriculum and material
Twenty-five years of experience as catalyst, convenor and enabler

Drawing on its 25 year history of supporting the African Union, and building on its extensive expert network, TfP has developed considerable experience as a catalyst, convenor and enabler:

  • As a catalyst, TfP helps the AUC to generate evidence-based research and analysis drawing on African experience and expertise that encourages innovative solutions and helps shape decision-making.

  • As a convenor, TfP leverages AUC and African networks and experiences to provide platforms where policymakers, researchers, academia and the community of practice can reflect, interact and provide input on the development of new policies, doctrine and guidelines.

  • As an enabler, TfP contributes its expertise and resources to enhance the AUC’s capacity to generate policy, build capacity and deploy, evaluate and adapt its mediation, observer and peace missions.
The TfP offers a broad range of capacity support and works on diverse thematic areas.
The programme’s main objectives are to provide support to the AUC to enhance knowledge and
understanding of the evolving conflict and security environment on the continent.

Themes covered by the TfP contribute to preventing conflicts, Silencing the Guns and sustaining peace. These include:

  • Emerging security threats, such as violent extremism
  • AU peace support operations, with a particular focus on the role of police and civilian peacekeepers
  • In-depth support and research on Conflict prevention, PCRD and SSR
  • Ongoing research on UN/AU relations, including support to the AUPOM and A3
  • Inclusivity, with a particular focus on youth, women and gender