West and East African Studies
The primary goal of this component of center’s work is to coordinate a research, training and advocacy programme in methods and mechanism of creating peace among Africa communities – traditional conflict history, socio-culture believes, sub-regional security, traditional methods of conflict prevention and peace-building. Also, looks at means of integrating such methods and mechanisms into modern peace building conflict transformation in Africa.
It also enhances the uses of traditional arts and culture in peace building efforts. The programme works to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in the exercise of traditional administration, and the indirect rule and political discretion of traditional rulers by carrying out research on traditional governance institutions and improving access to such information and data relating to matters of interest to traditional community.