What we do

What we do

Peace Building and conflict transformation

What we do

What we do

Gender, Human rights and Migration

What we do

What we do

Security and Strategic studies

What we do

What we do

Governance and  Africa Diplomacy

West Africa Center for Peace Studies (WACPS)

What we do

The main themes that we focus on are peace and conflict transformation, governance and diplomacy in Africa, development assistance and humanitarian aid, gender and human rights, security and strategic studies, but work is progressing on issues relating to West and East African studies and transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction.

2004 – TO DATE

WHO WE ARE.

West Africa Center for Peace Studies (WACPS), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy-based and policy focused organization, based in Accra, Ghana, was founded in 2004 by Africans from diverse professional backgrounds dedicated to the promotion of democracy, good governance, peace and development in West and East Africa. The centre provides research, training and advocacy support in its aim to enhance peace and human development initiatives at all levels in the region in particular and Africa as a whole.

What we do!

Peace building and Conflict Transformation Programme

Gender, Human Rights and Migration Programme

Security and Strategic Studies Programme

Governance and Africa Diplomacy Programme

West and East African Studies

International Law and Transitional Justice Programme

Development, Social Work and Rural Studies Programme

Wacps Journey

Together we are powerful

The Center has engaged in activities that helped shape and influence policy formulation in governance, peace and security, human rights in the region. We are committed to ensuring that the learning acquired through our programmes is used to inform and strengthen policy and practice that will promote peace and development.

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We provide training and capacity building on specific topics for a wide variety of local and international organisations, including NGOs, governments, international development and donor agencies and businesses.

Some of this training is through targeted workshops and seminars but we also produce a range of training materials and resource packs.

The Center also organizes training for senior government officials, policy makers and civil society activists. The Center also conducts high quality research on matters related to peace, security, human rights and governance.

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Our Mission

The Center’s main goal is to help build lasting peace and justice in West, Central and East Africa in particular and Africa in general.

This mission is pursued through:

Researching and producing publications on issues relating to human rights, peace and security, good governance and development in Africa in order to improve practice and policy

Supporting groups working at local, national and international levels to develop effective solutions to social, economic and political problems related to violent conflicts

Providing training for key public and civic institutions of working for peace, security and democratic governance in the region
Promoting peace-building and democratic conflict management in the African region.

Providing opportunities for inclusive dialogue and improved relationships within conflict affected communities at all social and political levels
Engaging and influencing governments and other decision makers to employ conflict transformation policies that promote alternatives to violence

Challenging stereotypes and raise awareness of human rights, conflict and peace issues in African countries

What We Achieved

The center has designed and encouraged national, regional and international conferences, round table debates and symposia in support of various subjects in the broader area of center’s thematic interest.

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Network of Foundations and Research Institutes for the Promotion of Culture of Peace in Africa

conference organised by UNESCO in Addis Ababa

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The main themes that we focus on are peace and conflict transformation, governance and diplomacy in Africa, development assistance and humanitarian aid, gender and human rights, security and strategic studies, but work is progressing on issues relating to West and East African studies and transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction.