Recent News
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
Oct 30, 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, CCCPA and the Egyptian Agency of ...more
Oct 26, 2018
Cairo, Egypt - Financial crimes represent one of the most serious threats to development, peace, stability and security in North Africa. There are complex and transnational crimes that affect every country in the region. The economies of the region that have a large thriving informal sector, are seriously threatened by financial crimes such as money laundering, fraud, corruption and contraband, which cost the region several billions of dollars in illicit financial flows. Law enforcement agencies, particularly investigators, who are responsible for investigating such crimes for the purpose of effective prosecution in the region, are ...more
Oct 21, 2018
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - CCCPA took part in the Annual Meeting of the Civilian Strategic Support Group (CSSG), organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) from 17-18 October 2018. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Strengthening the Coordination between the AU, RECs/RMs and Missions for the Enhancement of the Civilian Component of the ASF and AU PSOs”.    The meeting brought together participants and experts from the African Union Commission (AUC), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Training Centres of Excellence (TCEs), the United Nations (UN), AU missions such as the one in Somalia and ...more
Oct 16, 2018
Auckland, New Zealand – CCCPA handed over the presidency of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC) to the New Zealand Armed Forces. The handover took place on the last day of the 24th IAPTC Conference from 1-4 October 2018, under the theme “Innovative Capacity Building for Effective Peace Operations”.  The conference brought together representatives from military, police, and civilian peacekeeping training centers, representatives from the UN and regional organizations, peacekeeping missions, and academics engaged in peacekeeping research.    During the four-day ...more
Oct 16, 2018
Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA took part in the 73rd Tahrir Dialogue Series, titled “Peacekeeping Operations: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Participation”. The session was organized by the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy of the American University in Cairo on 3 October 2018, with the support of the Embassy of Ireland in Cairo. Guest speakers included former UNIFIL Force Commander, Major General Michael Beary, Senior Advisor to CCCPA, Brigadier General Ehab Khadr, former UN Resident Coordinator in Lebanon,  Mona Hamman, Aileen Keating from UNTSO Jerusalem, and Karim Makdisi, associate professor of ...more
Sep 30, 2018 - Oct 10, 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). 105  military peacekeepers attended the training from 30 September to 10 October 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
Sep 23, 2018
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA hosted a dinner in honor of H.E. Soyata Maiga, Chair of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 19 September 2018. The event is part of CCCPA’s flagship program, “The Boutros Boutros-Ghali Global Speakers Series”, honoring the late UN Secretary-General.  Ms. Maiga spoke about the importance of women’s roles in addressing peace and security challenges in Africa. She highlighted that despite many international and regional commitments made by states, “the absence and under-representation of African women in formal processes of prevention, mediation, ...more
Recent Publications
Factional Split Inside Boko Haram
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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. 
Cairo Occasional Papers 3
"ورشة عمل "المنظومة الإفريقية لإعادة الإعمار والتنمية في مرحلة ما بعد الصراع وعلاقتها بالسياق الأممي لبناء واستدامة السلام
الدور المصري في إعادة الإعمار والبناء في أفريقيا: طبيعة الاستجابة، التجارب المنافسة، مواطن القوة والضعف

 
Cairo Occasional Papers 2
 "ورشة عمل "المنظومة اإلفريقية إلعادة اإلعمار والتنمية في مرحلة ما بعد الصراع وعالقتها بالسياق الألممي لبناء واستدامة السلام"

الخبرة الألفريقية في إعادة اإلعمار والتنمية في أعقاب انتهاء الصراعات: رؤية تقييمية
 
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 ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 لقاء مع مدير مركز القاهرة الدولي على هامش استضافة المؤتمر السنوي لرابطة مراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية للمؤتمر السنوي للرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
  التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
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.