Recent News
Aug 20, 2015
CCCPA will hold its first International Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting on August 27, 2015 at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel in Cairo. The IAB will be responsible for providing strategic counsel on global and regional opportunities and the challenges to peace, security and stability. It will also serve to support the Center's global outreach efforts. The IAB is comprised of global eminent personalities in the areas of peace, security and development including H.E. Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor Leste; H.E. Amr Moussa, former Secretary General of the Arab League; H.E. Lakhdar Brahimi, former Algerian Minister of Foreign ...more
Aug 20, 2015
On August 23, 2015, CCCPA will begin another United Nations Pre-deployment Training (PDT) for Egyptian peacekeeping forces. The troops will be joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The training (from 23-26 August in Suez City, Egypt), is being held in close collaboration between CCCPA and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense in accordance with General Assembly resolution A/RES/49/37.   As conflicts became more complex, training is not only vital, but a pre-requisite for all peacekeeping personnel to function effectively. With Egypt being one of the ...more
Aug 09, 2015 - Aug 12, 2015
August 12th saw the conclusion of the United Nations pre-deployment training (PDT) for Egyptian peacekeeping forces. The troops will be joining the African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The training, which began on 9 August 2015 (in Suez City, Egypt), was held in close collaboration between CCCPA and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense in accordance with General Assembly resolution A/RES/49/37.   As conflicts became more complex, training is not only vital, but a pre-requisite for all peacekeeping personnel to function effectively, with Egypt being one of the top troop-contributing countries to peacekeeping missions, ...more
May 31, 2015
Sameh Shoukry, Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, officially opened the twenty-first session of the United Nations Senior Mission Leaders (UNSML) training course in Cairo today. The course, which is the UN’s most important and prestigious training course in the area of peacekeeping, is being organized by the Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and conducted jointly with the Integrated Training Service of the United ...more
May 07, 2015
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) launched their new project “Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa” on May 7, 2015. The project is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Japan. The project will run for one year, ending on March 31, 2016. CCCPA has been supported by UNDP projects, funded by the Government of Japan, since 2008. ...more
Apr 30, 2015
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 Regional Cooperation; Ambassador Amgad Abd El Gaffar, Assistant Minister of ...more
Training Activities
Aug 30, 2015 - Sep 03, 2015
Introduction Within the framework of the "Enhancing the Capacity of Local Actors in Efforts to Improve Peace and Stability in North Africa, the Sahel and Great Lakes" project, CCCPA is organizing a course on Media and Conflict. The course will bring together 30 African and Egyptian participants to explore the importance of the role media can play in the different phases of the cycle of conflicts. The course discusses the complex role played by the media -- and the problems they face -- in conflict situations, whether before, during or after the actual conflict. It also addresses the clashing relationships that often occur among ...more
Sep 06, 2015 - Sep 10, 2015
Introduction The course will focus on the complexity of the issue of human trafficking and the methods and tools to combat it using national legal frameworks, utilization of advanced technology, as well as regional and international cooperation.  Learning Objectives 1. The enhancement of the available knowledge and the improvement of the awareness of the human trafficking issues. 2. Capacity-building of the peacekeeping operations for combating the crime of human trafficking. Teaching methods The course methodology follows a mix of theoretical approaches to define the concepts of human trafficking and illegal ...more
Sep 07, 2015 - Sep 10, 2015
Introduction CCCPA is organizing a basic course on Conflict Analysis and Sensitivity. Skills of conflict analysis and sensitivity will be covered in depth, including conflict theories, stakeholder mapping, and impact assessment. The aim of the course is to enable participants to use their skills, competencies and experience to conduct a conflict analysis and to devise conflict sensitive approaches to civilian crisis management. The course will cover the following core topics: Conflict sensitivity in civilian crisis management Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence Evolving nature of civilian crisis management Conflict analysis ...more
Sep 13, 2015 - Sep 17, 2015
Introduction Due to the changes in the types of crises and victims of violence as well as the approach to dealing with these crises, gender has been identified as a key issue for efficient and effective peacebuilding. In order to understand the security needs of women, men, boys and girls; UNSC has issued resolution 1325 to address the impact of war. Sponsor: Crisis Management Center Finland (CMCFinland) http://www.cmcfinland.fi/en/projects/northafrica Learning Objectives By the end of the training, the participants will be able to understand the gender issues of working in peacebuilding, complex emergencies and/or fragile states ...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 ...watch
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. ...watch
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