Recent News
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
Sep 18, 2018
Cairo, Egypt - In cooperation with the Secretariat of the International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations, CCCPA, in its capacity as a Forum’s partner, hosted a workshop on the “Considerations for Mission Leadership in UN Peace Operations Study,” from 12-13 September 2018. The Considerations Study was first published in 2010 by the Challenges Forum Partners, in close cooperation with the UN Secretariat. The Study aims to provide guidance on what senior mission leaders in United Nations peacekeeping operations need to consider when planning and implementing their mandates. It addresses potential tensions and ...more
Sep 17, 2018
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA organized two pre-deployment trainings (PDT) for Egyptian military peacekeepers joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). 220 military peacekeepers attended the training from 8-13 September 2018. The second training,  held from 15-20 September 2018 was attended by 68 peacekeepers. The aim of such PDTs are to train and prepare peacekeepers before their deployment to Mali. Egypt’s total contribution to MINUSMA, to date, is 472 peacekeepers. PDTs are held in collaboration between CCCPA and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, in accordance ...more
Training Activities
Dec 09, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018
CCCPA will hold its first advanced training course on 'Preventing Radicalization and Extremism Leading to Terrorism'. The training, implemented in cooperation with Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development, will host a number of local religious scholars and imams from the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin regions. It aims at leveraging the influence of local religious leaders in order to build resilience of local communities to radicalization and extremism. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty ...more
Dec 23, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018
CCCPA will organize a two-day training for mid-level officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on how to face the media. The training aims to enhance their media skills, such as conducting TV interviews and press conferences. The training will be conducted through classroom sessions as well as simulation exercises. The training comes as part of the UNDP project funded by the Government of Japan, titled: “Enhancing Peace, Security & Stability in Africa - IV, ...more
Recent Publications
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
 
Policy Brief 5
Setting the Stage for the UNGA’s High-Level Thematic Debate on UN, Peace and Security: Reflections and Key Messages from Regional Meetings, May 2016
Cairo Occasional Papers 1
What Do U.S. Mid-Term Elections Mean For Africa?
 
Recent Interviews
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
Sep 09, 2017
Welcome message from Director General Ashraf Swelam for the 23rd Annual IAPTC Conference, Cairo, 11-14 September ...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.