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Conferences And Workshops
Aswan Forum Preparatory Workshop: Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in Africa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Addressing the needs of countries and communities affected by, or emerging from, conflict is amongst the most complex challenges facing Africa. Restoring/building state authority (and its ability to perform its basic functions), building trust in a new political order and governance structures, repairing the social fabric, and addressing the root causes of conflict (to prevent relapse), are complex and long-term processes that span peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and development mandates and efforts. They require comprehensive, integrated and inclusive ...more
Aswan Forum Preparatory Workshop - Towards a Comprehensive, Integrated and Coherent Approach in Dealing with a New Typology of Armed Conflicts and Groups
Cairo, Egypt – Today’s conflicts are complex, deadly and intractable. While the majority are intrastate, the impact of most is regionalized or internationalized, and involve a wide array of non-state armed groups--both traditional and new. In dealing with this new typology of armed conflicts and groups, two developments are of particular concern, namely (i) the growing nexus between armed conflict and terrorism, and (ii) the emergence of terrorist-governed local (dis)orders, with some non-state armed actors (including terrorist organizations) controlling territory, exercising ...more
Conflict Prevention in Africa: From Policy to Practice
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The last few years have witnessed a surge in violent conflicts, which have become deadlier, costlier and more protracted. Meanwhile, the tools that the international community can use to address the outbreak or relapse into armed conflict, most notably, humanitarian action and peace operations, have become overstretched and unsustainable in terms of cost. This could not be truer than in the case of Africa, which is home to half of the United Nation’s (UN) peacekeeping operations, and to one-third of the world’s forcibly displaced population. As a result, ...more
Aswan Forum Preparatory Workshop on Advancing the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa
Cairo, Egypt - In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, CCCPA, acting in its capacity as the Secretariat of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development (set to take place in Aswan, Egypt on 11-12 December 2019) hosted a workshop titled: "Advancing the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa Overcoming Challenges and Seizing Opportunities", on 4-5 September 2019.  The workshop highlights the contribution of women as a powerful force for peace, which has long been acknowledged. The ...more
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