Recent News
Mar 14, 2019
Pretoria, South Africa – CCCPA participated in the third Challenges Forum Leadership Toolkit Report Back Workshop organized by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) on 6-7 March 2019. The  aim of the workshop was to report back and discuss the progress achieved in updating the Considerations for Mission Leadership in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (2010).   CCCPA and Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) are the co-chairs of Task Force 2, responsible for reviewing and updating the chapters related to the primacy of politics and sustaining peace. Building on the 2008 United Nations Principles and Guidelines ...more
Mar 13, 2019
CCCPA and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) of Sweden joined hands to conduct a foundational training course on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) for African professionals.    The training, taking place during the period from 10-16 March 2019, brings together 23 participants, including representatives of national DDR commissions, and government ministries from 11 African countries (Egypt, Cameroon, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, Sudan, Rwanda and Nigeria), as well as representatives from peacekeeping operations and regional organizations, most notably ...more
Mar 04, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – Acts of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) is a breach of the trust bestowed on peacekeepers. They contravene the values of protection that underpin peacekeeping and undermine, not only the operational effectiveness of UN peacekeeping mission and the safety of its members but also--and equally important--the credibility of the United Nations (UN) and the entire peacekeeping enterprise.    As a top troop and police contributing country, Egypt has been a staunch supporter of the UN zero-tolerance policy on SEA in peacekeeping operations. In 2018, it played an important role in the development and passage of ...more
Mar 04, 2019
Lima, Peru – In its capacity as the Past President and the current Secretariat of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC), CCCPA participated in the Association’s Executive Committee meeting, held on 20-22 February 2019. The meeting aimed to set the strategic plan for the coming year, and discuss the overall management of the Association. CCCPA delivered a presentation–in its capacity as the Secretariat of the IAPTC–about progress of work and future plans to strengthen the concept of the IAPTC.   Organized by the Peruvian Peacekeeping Training Center (CECOPAZ), host of the ...more
Feb 05, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden - For thirty years, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) has been an important tool in preventing the relapse to conflict and paving a pathway for conflict-ridden societies to consolidate their hardly won peace gains. All current DDR efforts are informed by the Integrated DDR Standards (IDDRS).    Developed in 2006, the IDDRS are a series of user-friendly policies, guidelines and procedures compiled over the years since the very first DDR program took place in Central America in 1989. The IDDRS distill the lessons learned from this accumulated experience in the design, management and ...more
Jan 10, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA in cooperation with the Egyptian Institute for Diplomatic Studies, organized its third training course for Egyptian diplomats on “Facing the Media”, from 23-26 December 2018.    The training aimed to enhance the skills of 33 mid-career Egyptian diplomats on effectively facing the media when conducting TV interviews and press conferences. It is specifically designed to introduce diplomats to the methods and strategies of interaction with the media, including how the media operates, verbal responses and delivering their messages succinctly.   In this regard, training topics covered ...more
Dec 24, 2018
Cairo, Egypt – Religious leaders play a critical role in preventing radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism. In this regard, CCCPA--in cooperation with the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD)--concluded its first advanced training for religious leaders on Preventing Radicalization and Extremism Leading to Terrorism (PRELT) in Africa. CCCPA’s PRELT program is supported by the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme in the context of the activities of the project “Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa IV (2018-2019)”. The training, held ...more
Nov 28, 2018
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA organized a pre-deployment training (PDT), for Egyptian military peacekeepers who will be joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). 600 military peacekeepers attended the training from 4-14 November 2018. To date, Egypt’s total contribution to MINUSCA is 1,166 peacekeepers.   The training starts with a conflict analysis of the situation in the Central African Republic and MINUSCA’s mandate. The rest of the training is based on the Core Pre-Deployment Training Material (CPTM), including UN peacekeeping principles, ...more
Nov 23, 2018
Cairo, Egypt - Today’s Peacekeeping missions are facing increasing pressure to adapt to riskier and more volatile environments. This is particularly relevant in Africa and the Arab world where the majority of peacekeeping missions are deployed. While recent reform initiatives have focused on strengthening uniformed capabilities, the operational realities on the ground call for a review of ‘whole-of-mission’ performance to ensure better design and delivery of peacekeeping, from mandate to exit. Significant efforts are currently taking place in the UN to reform the peace and security architecture, and to make peacekeeping ...more
Nov 05, 2018
Cairo, Egypt – The scale and complexity of the current crisis of forced migration, refugee flows, internal displacement and human trafficking are unprecedented. Conflicts, state collapse, protracted instability, and the erosion of the rule of law, present traffickers and smugglers with opportunities to illegally profit. In 2017, human trafficking alone generated over 150 billion dollars worldwide in illicit financial flows. On the other hand, poverty, unemployment, and the lack of economic opportunity increase the propensity of crises-affected populations to accept risky survival strategies. In Africa, the twin challenge of human ...more
Nov 01, 2018
Cairo, Egypt – “The primary responsibility of post-conflict reconstruction and development and peacebuilding is that of national governments….and countries of the region as a whole, need to develop their own voice and become the primary stakeholder in the discussion.” This was the key message of the two-day expert workshop, titled: “Operationalizing the African Union Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development Policy in the Sahel: Charting the Way Forward”, held on 15-16 October 2018. The workshop was organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cairo International Center for Conflict ...more
Training Activities
Mar 17, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019
CCCPA is organizing a pre-deployment training for Egyptian peacekeepers joining the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The training will be implemented in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, in accordance with General Assembly Resolution A/RES/49/37.   The curriculum is based on UN Peacekeeping PDT Standards and covers topics such as UN peacekeeping operation principles; protection of civilians, the nature of conflict in the respective country; international humanitarian law and human rights; and preventing sexual exploitation and ...more
Mar 24, 2019 - Mar 28, 2019
CCCPA, in collaboration with UN Women, will conduct a training on “Enhancing Arab Women Capacities in Peace Processes”. The training targets Arab mid-level career female diplomats. The five-day course aims to improve the capacities of Arab diplomats on conflict analysis skills as well as their mediation and negotiation skills. The course will cover an array of topics including the definition of conflicts, conflicts’ root causes, characteristics, and dynamics, as well as the inclusion of women in mediation and gender-sensitive conflict ...more
Mar 27, 2019 - Mar 28, 2019
CCCPA will be hosting the North Africa Consultation for the African Union Youth Peace and Security Program ' Youth for Peace Africa'.  Information to be updated ...more
Recent Publications
Regional Conference on Enhancing the Performance of Peacekeeping Operations
This Chairman’s Summary includes the key findings and recommendations of the High-Level Regional Conference on “Enhancing the Performance of Peacekeeping Operations: From Mandate to Exit,” organized by the Government of Egypt and CCCPA, with the support of international and regional partners (the Governments of Japan, Norway, and Canada, the United Nations Development Programme and UN Women).
Operationalizing the AU-PCRD in the Sahel
This Chairman's Summary captures the key messages emerging from the workshop organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CCCPA and the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD), as part of Egypt’s commitment to strengthen the AU-PCRD framework and implementation, and in preparation for Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union (AU) in 2019.
Factional Split Inside Boko Haram
This article looks into the implications of the schism inside Boko Haram. It examines the two factions’ choice of strategies, and the consequences on their popular support. It concludes with recommendations for policy makers.
Assessing the Effectiveness of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
This report assesses the extent to which the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has achieved its current strategic objectives and what impact, if any, the mission has had on broader political and security dynamics in Somalia.
Recent Interviews
Jan 10, 2019
Interview with Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) on the margins of the High-Level Regional Conference “Enhancing the Performance of Peacekeeping Operations: From Mandate to Exit”, held in Cairo, Egypt on 18-19 November 2018. The interview conducted by Director General Ashraf Swelam on the complementarities between peacekeeping and peacebuilding, with the aim of sustaining
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 لقاء مع مدير مركز القاهرة الدولي على هامش استضافة المؤتمر السنوي لرابطة مراكز التدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية للمؤتمر السنوي للرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
  التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
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.