Recent News
Mar 22, 2015
The United Nations, represented by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UN DPKO), has accepted the offer of the Government of the Arabic Republic of Egypt and the Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) to host the next UN Senior Mission Leaders training course (SML) – the crown jewel of UN training in the field of peacekeeping. The Course is going to be held from 31 May to 11 June 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. The decision to host the UN SML course in Cairo, for the first time, comes after months of discussions between the UN DPKO, CCCPA and the Permanent Mission of Egypt to ...more
Mar 16, 2015
The Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) hosted the annual meeting of the Executive Board of the project “Enhancing Capacities of Local Actors in Efforts to Improve Peace and Stability in North Africa, the Sahel and Great Lakes Regions” on March 16, 2015. The project is funded by the Government of Japan through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Egypt.   Attending the meeting were several high-level representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Ambassador Sherif Refaat, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of International and ...more
Mar 08, 2015
 Since August 2012, CCCPA has continued its efforts to support the role of women in peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Arab and African countries. CCCPA’s efforts in this regard are carried out in cooperation with national governments, regional organizations and civil society organizations. The Center also has a unique partnership with the Crisis Management Center of Finland (CMC Finland) under a project entitled "Capacity Building on Mainstreaming Gender and UNSCR 1325 in North African Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Architecture”. The project aims to improve capacities on mainstreaming of gender and training of ...more
Mar 04, 2015 - Mar 05, 2015
In October 2014, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon established the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations to undertake an assessment of the state of UN peace operations and the emerging needs of the future. The review includes both peacekeeping operations and special political missions. It is chaired by Mr. José Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste, and includes 16 other distinguished members with a wide range of experience and expertise. The High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations will be visiting Cairo, Egypt on 4-5 March for bilateral meetings with officials of national governments in ...more
Feb 15, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015
On February 15, 2015, CCCPA Deputy Director Counselor Hatem Elatawy inaugurated the fifth training on Gender, Peace and Security with Ms. Meghan Riley and Mr. Jari Mustonen [from Crisis Management Center (CMC) Finland]. 24 peacekeepers and actors in the peacebuilding process in North Africa attended the training; coming from Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. The course covered material on African challenges in peace and security, conflict analysis and tools for mainstreaming gender, legal framework of peacekeeping operations, code of conduct in addition to sexual exploitation and abuse.   The training was part of an ...more
Recent Publications
Cairo Occasional Papers 1
What Do U.S. Mid-Term Elections Mean For Africa?
Policy Brief 4
The UN Peacebuilding Architecture 10 Years Later: Lessons Learned and The Way Forward
Policy Brief 3
The Role of RECc in Peacebuilding in Africa Past Experience & The Way Forward
Policy Brief 2
Understanding 'Priority' in Peacebuilding Corridors: Getting Coherence and Coordination Right
Recent Interviews
Nov 25, 2014
On the margin of the Cairo International Workshop on "Regional Aspects of Peacebuilding: Identifying Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities", held on November 24-25, CCCPA Director Ashraf Swelam sat down with H.E. Parfait Onanga, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General and Head of the UN Office in
Nov 24, 2014
On the margin of the Cairo International Workshop on "Regional Aspects of Peacebuilding: Identifying Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities", held on November 24-25, Director Ashraf Swelam sat down with the Ambassador Antonio Patriota Chairman of Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and Ambassador Oscar Fernandez Tarranco Assistant UNSG for Peacebuidling Support to discuss the future of the global peacebuilding architecture.
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Tribute to the Fallen Heros

The Cairo Center pays tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of peace. We celebrate their courage and dedication, while honoring their sacrifice.