Supporting Peace and Security Management in Africa through education, research, policy dialogue and professional development . IPSS II

Contract partner: IPSS - Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa UniversityCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 500.000,00Project start: 01.09.2013End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) was founded with a vision of a premier higher learning and research institution on peace and security studies. Recalling the African Union Executive Council decision to take up the intellectual challenge of finding African led solutions to peace and security in Africa, the main objective of its work is to promote peace and security in Eastern Africa and Africa at large through education; research; policy dialogue; and professional development and advanced training with a particular emphasis on conflict prevention, management and resolution.

Through the implementation of this programme, IPSS expects the following results at the national and regional level:

- Coordination, coherence and improved strategies to address security challenges in the pastoralist communities in the Horn of Africa;

- Trained Master and PhD Students equipped with in-depth theoretical knowledge and empirical research experience on peace and security in Africa;

- Enhancing capacity for networking and dialogue of African decision makers, peace and security stakeholder groups and their larger constituency in defining African-centred solutions in the field of peace and security;

- Professionals working on African peace and security deepen their knowledge, acquire new skills, share their experiences, expand and strengthen their network with a view of tackling the challenging peace and security issues confronting the continent.

To this end, the following activities will be undertaken:Research and policy dialogue on security challenges in the pastoralist communities in the Horn of Africa; Implementation of MA and PhD Programs in Peace and Security Studies;Communication and policy dialogues on peace and security in Africa, through the Tana High Level Forum on Peace and Security in Africa; and provision of advanced training for senior professionals of the African Union, Regional Economic Communities and other relevant stakeholders.

project number2631-01/2013
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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