Research project

Training for Peace 2011 - 2019 (TfP)

2011 - 2019 (Completed) Project number: RAF-11/0024

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.

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 the 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 protecting civilians, youth, peace and security and women, peace and security.

The TfP consists of an international network of partners including the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

Phase V (2016-2019) consolidated the TfP Programme's value as a trusted partner of the AUC. Working closely with the AUC, it has build on past achievements and developed new initiatives that contributed to the organisation's efforts at Silencing the Guns and creating a secure, stable and prosperous Africa.

TfP NUPI made several contributions towards the TfP project's overall support of the AUC in Phase V. This support extended to generating knowledge as well as supporting several policy processes, including enabling support to the drafting of a new AU peace support operations doctrine in addition to supporting the preparation of the annual Civilian Strategic Support Group (CSSG). TfP NUPI also supported the development of the AU youth peacebuilding strategic framework and action plan, contributed to generating knowledge for the AU by supporting research studies into the effectiveness of peace operations and research into women's participation in violent extremist groups in Mali.

To learn more about the programme, visit the main page of the Training for Peace programme. For an overview of NUPI's TfP related publications, events and news, visit the TfP programme page here at nupi.no.

Funding program

The TfP Programme is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.