What is the Training for Peace in Africa Programme (TfP)?
The Training for Peace in Africa Programme is an international capacity-building programme. Since 1995, the programme has worked, through civil society institutions, to strengthen African civilian and police capacity for peace operations. The programme is based on a unique North-South-South cooperation where activities are carried out mainly by African partner institutions. Current TfP partners are the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) and the Institution for Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa, and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
In May 2016, the TfP programme entered into a new phase, set to run until May 2019. The new phase is guided by key African Union’s strategic policy frameworks, in particular Agenda 2063 and the 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration’s call to silence the guns and end all wars in Africa by 2020. TfP’s strategic policy framework and implementation rests on three pillars: 1) Peace and Security; 2) Democracy and governance; and 3) Sustainable development and job creation