10 Years of Building Capacity for Peace in Africa

Welcome Note

dr samuelThe 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 ten 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.

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.

From its inception, the Africa Programme adopted a “collaborative approach” of working with existing universities on the continent. It has hence established formal partnership with 27 universities and research organizations in Sub Saharan Africa. It has supported universities in the development and teaching of 13 MA degree courses on issues of peace, conflict transformation, security, gender and development.

In its drive to produce high level African researchers on peace and conflict issues, UPEACE has partnered with IDRC to provide research grants to 56 PhD candidates registered for their PhD in 19 Universities in Sub Saharan Africa.

The Africa programme has also endeavored to provide a vehicle for the promotion of African researchers and those working on issues of Africa through the establishment of the Africa Peace and Conflict Journal (APCJ), a peer reviewed journal that comes out twice a year.

With this website, our aim is to offer a forum for dissemination and exchange among all those interested in issues of peace, conflict, security and development in Africa and a mobilization path for all those willing to contribute in a way or another to the quest for a stable and prosperous Africa.

Samuel Kale Ewusi, PhD
UPEACE Africa Programme

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