Recent News
Nov 24, 2014 - Nov 25, 2014 - Cairo
The Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa and the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), will organize a two day workshop in Cairo on 24-25 November 2014 on “Regional Perspectives of Peacebuilding: Identifying Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities”. The workshop is intended to offer the first substantial input into the upcoming review of the UN peacebuilding architecture, by providing an African perspective on the ...more
Oct 20, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014
In cooperation with the African Union, CCCPA hosted the 9th Annual African Union Senior Mission Leaders training program (AU SML) during the period 20-31 October, 2014. SML is an annual training conducted by the AU for senior civilian, police and military professional to prepare them for possible deployment in future AU or regional peacekeeping missions. Attending this year’s course were 12 senior professionals drawn from the 5 Regional Economic Communities in Africa (RECs), the AU Commission and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). This year’s AU SML was scheduled to take place in West Africa, but given the current Ebola ...more
Oct 19, 2014 - Oct 22, 2014 - Libya
The Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) hosted and facilitated the first meeting of the Libya’s Tribal Leaders Forum in Cairo during the period October 19-22, 2014. The Forum - the first of its kind to be held outside Libya – brought together more than 50 leaders and representatives of tribes from across Libya, with the objective of supporting Libyan efforts at national dialogue and reconciliation. “Hosting this Forum is an important milestone in trying to find a peaceful resolution to the complicated and dangerous situation in Libya that seems to be spinning out of control with ...more
Sep 18, 2014
Responding to the current Ebola crisis facing Africa, the Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa organized a series of training programs, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Health Organization (WHO). During two 4-days trainings, military, police, health and other civil servants selected from 34 African countries) were introduced to concepts of humanitarian border management and strategies for the containment of the outbreak. The trainings were part of Egypt’s response to United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 2177, issued on September 18, ...more
Recent Publications
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
Policy Brief 1
International Support to Credible Regional Political Processes in Africa
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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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.