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. Each project operates at multiple levels, from accompaniment of grassroots organisations in regions affected by conflict through to national and international policy formulation.
Peace building and Conflict Transformation Programme
In a region wracked by civil wars and conflict, peace building has become a pivotal issue in the pursuit of democracy.
Gender, Human Rights and Migration Programme
Gender means the roles, relationships, experiences and expectations of men, women, boys and girls that are constructed by society on the basis of their sex.
Security and Strategic Studies Programme
In view of the special role the military has played in politics and the changing political environment in the region
Governance and Africa Diplomacy Programme
The primary goal of this component of center’s work is to coordinate a research, training and advocacy programme in governance
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
International Law and Transitional Justice Programme
Post-conflict transitional societies are confronted with difficult legacies of human rights abuses.
Development, Social Work and Rural Studies Programme
The relationship between political, economic and social development and conflict is complex.