International Symposium on Peace, Governance, and Security in Africa
28 – 30 April 2014, United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Africa Programme of the University for Peace (UPEACE) was organized an International Symposium on ‘Peace, Governance and Security in Africa’ from 28th to 30th April 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The objective of the Symposium was to create avenues for evidence based policies on key challenges and opportunities in peace, conflict, governance and security in Africa. Around 40 papers were presented by researchers and policy makers in the area of peace, governance, security, and conflict in Africa. The Symposium brough together 150 participants including UPEACE-IDRC Doctoral Fellows; policy makers from The African Union (AU), and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); academia from different African universities and research organizations; and experts from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The Symposium was part of a collaborative effort by the University for Peace Africa Programme (UPAP) and the Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) to strengthen Africa’s research and publication capacity in areas of peace, conflict, governance, and security.