COPA is a membership network of individuals and organizations working for sustainable peace in Africa. As a network, COPA facilitates linking and sharing between practitioners and stakeholders to ensure the building of sustainable peace in Africa. It works in four regions: COPA Southern Africa comprises Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. COPA Eastern Africa comprises Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan. COPA Central Africa comprises the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi. COPA Horn of Africa comprises Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland and Djibouti. The secretariat is located in Nairobi. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
NPI-Africa is a pan African resource organization committed to the promotion of peaceful transformation of conflict and reconciliation in Africa. NPI-Africa is firmly positioned in a 'mediative' posture between grassroots engagement and policy discourse.
It exists to contribute to the emergence of a peaceful and developing Africa, through initiating and facilitating processes of conflict transformation, peacebuilding and reconciliation; accompanying and building the capacity of individuals, communities and strategic actors; and carrying out research and informing policy. ... [according to site editor's information]
CMI is an independent development research institute in Bergen, Norway. They generate and communicate research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, reducing conflict and promoting sustainable social development. CMI’s research focuses on local and global challenges and opportunities facing low- and middle-income countries and their citizens. The geographic orientation is towards Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Institute for Security Studies with its head office in Pretoria, South Africa, and offices in Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal offers a huge range of resources concerning security topics in Africa (e.g. more than 200 e-books since 1996, studies, audio material, journals, news, ....). All of this is available online for free. [editors ilissAfrica]
APFO was established in 1994 as an organization with an overall objective of research and advocacy on peace and security issues in the Horn of Africa. It was contracted by IGAD Secretariat in 2003 to act as a National Research Institute in support of the implementation of IGAD Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Mechanism in the IGAD region. APFO's areas of interest are:
* Political reforms
* Impact of constitutional reforms
* Small arms and human security
* Community and women participation in peace process
* Formulating and building structures for managing conflict
* Conflict analysis and peace building
Projects are implemented through a range of collaborative activities with various partner organizations and groups. ... [according to site editor's information]
"The Swiss Peace Foundation is a practice-oriented peace research institute. We analyze the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation." On its Sudan Platform, you will find several fulltext articles and further information on the Foundation about its research on and in the Sudan. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
The Afrasian Project is a five-year joint research project at Ryukoku University in Kyoto and Shiga, Japan that attempts to provide new perspectives on the study of conflict and conflict resolution in Asia and Africa. Our project is identified as an Academic Frontier Centre (AFC) research project, initiated and funded by both the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Ryukoku University. Ryukoku University established the Afrasian Centre for Peace and Development Studies as a central academic institute to engage in this joint research project. ... [According to site editor's information]
HURIPEC is an autonomous Centre in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University. It was set up to provide a focused intellectual and activist space to spearhead the promotion and protection of human rights and peace through a combination of teaching, research, documentation, public debate, seminars, and outreach programmes. It fosters an interdisciplinary approach and collaborates with related institutions and civil society groups.
Publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
Founded in December 1994 by a group of African Trainers in Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding and Community Development APT has over the years developed to become a leading Training Provider in Participatory methodologies especially forum theatre and the application of the same in Conflict Transformation, Community Development and Child Rehabilitation. APT is heavily rooted in African Traditional models of communication and also informed by the theories and works of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal.
APT is based in Nairobi and runs most of the Donor Supported programs within the Country. APT also offers Consultancy Services and has experience working in different parts of the world. ... [according to site editor's information]
AAPW is a non-profit NGO that has been working in Nigeria and Ghana in the areas of conflict management and peace education since 1992. It describes its objectives as
* To build awareness of the need and possibilities of peace in society.
* To empower individuals and groups in building peace, through training and networking.
* To develop the framework for the peace process through action-oriented research and intervention in current or potential conflicts. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]