10 Years of Building Capacity for Peace in Africa


Welcome Note from the Director

A stimulating One Year Masters

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Welcome Note from the Director

The United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) has established itself as a leading Institution in building capacity for peace in Africa, through its Africa Programme based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Over the last fifteen years UPEACE has organized short courses , developed MA Programmes with partner universities across the continent and has supported doctoral research through awards and fellowships to African PhD students registered with Universities in Sub Saharan Africa and specializing in the areas of peace, conflict, governance, security and development. Through its various programme s close to a thousand academicians, researchers, policy makers and members of civil society organizations from 36 countries across the continent have benefited from these various undertakings.

UPEACE Africa Programme has also supported universities in the development and teaching of 13 MA degree courses on issues of peace, conflict transformation, security, gender and development. However after a careful study of the challenges facing the continent, the need for advanced academic skills and knowledge in peace, conflict, development and governance issues is quite apparent. Many gaps exists in terms of the availability, specialty focus, admission restrictions, language barriers and financial and other costs involved for prospective applicants to study issues of peace, conflict, governance and development.

Therefore from 2016, after several years of developing and offering joint Masters Degree Programmes at 13 universities in the continent UPEACE is now offering a multidisciplinary Masters programme in Peace, Governance and Security with an afro-centric approach with Professors from various African countries carefully selected based on their expertise in the field.

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