The Training for Peace Programme (TfP Programme) is an international programme that contributes towards capacity building within the broader ambit of peace operations in Africa. Since 1995, the programme has worked, through civil society institutions, to strengthen civilian and police capacity for United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) peace operations. With its focus on training, rostering, policy support and applied research, the TfP Programme has contributed actively to placing the multi-dimensional aspects of peacekeeping on the agenda, including issues related to the protection of civilians and women, peace and security.
In its new phase the TfP Programme will strengthen its partnership and collaboration with the African Union, by providing applied research, policy support and capacity-building. The programme’s overarching goal, will be to support the capacity of the AUC and its partners to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts and promote stability in Africa. Within the programme, NUPI plays a key role in providing research and promoting policy development, in collaboration with its African partners ISS and ACCORD.
Key themes for the 2016-2018 phase include:
- Developing AU peace operations capacities
- Strengthening AU efforts to countering current global security threats in Africa including terrorism and violent extremism, organized crime and trafficking
- Enhancing AU capacities for preventive diplomacy, political conflict management and mediation, reconciliation and peacebuilding.
For more information, visit the TfP web page.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs