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Director Welcome Message
Welcome to the website of the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding or 'CCCPA' (formerly the Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa), your portal to our work in the service of peace and security in Africa.

While Africa continues to rise, her journey is not without challenges and risks. Violent conflict persists and its nature continues to evolve. Intrastate wars and non-state actors’ insurgencies are rapidly replacing interstate wars, threatening the livelihoods of millions of Africans in Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, Somalia, the Central African Republic, Northern Mali and the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Transnational threats, such as terrorism, epidemics, and trafficking in drugs, arms and humans respect no borders. Critical natural resources are mismanaged and wasted, and the control over them is at the core of many of the continent’s conflicts. The road to freedom and human dignity is proving long and the work to build the foundations of democracy, resiliency and good governance painstaking.

To mitigate against those risks and to prevent them from derailing Africa’s march to its deserved future, we at CCCPA are responding. We facilitate national dialogues with the aim of peacefully resolving conflicts. Our training and capacity building activities contribute to building strong and effective institutions and preparing cadres of African professionals in their quest for homegrown solutions to Africa’s many problems. Our research and engagement in national, regional and international fora allows us to participate in timely policy debates and to provide action-oriented recommendations to decisionmakers. Our global network of partnerships allows us to aim high and to go the distance.

Welcome to the Cairo International Center.
Ashraf Swelam
Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution
& Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA)
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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.