Cedric H. de Coning
Cedric de Coning is a Research Professor in the Research group on peace, conflict and development at NUPI.
He co-directs the NUPI Center on United Nations and Global Governance, and the Climate, Peace and Security Risk project. He coordinates the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) and contributes to the Training for Peace programme, the UN Peace Operations project (UNPO) and several others. He is also a senior advisor for ACCORD. He tweets at @CedricdeConing.
Cedric has 30 years of experience in research, policy advise, training and education in the areas of conflict resolution, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peace and conflict studies. Cedric has a Ph.D. in Applied Ethics from the Department of Philosophy of the University of Stellenbosch, and a M.A. (cum laude) in Conflict Management and Peace Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
2012 PhD, Applied Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch
2005 M.A., Conflict Management and Peace Studies, University of KwaZula-Natal
2020- Research Professor, NUPI
2012-2020 Senior Researcher, NUPI
2006-2012 Researcher, NUPI
2002- Senior Advisor (Consultant), ACCORD
2002 Training Officer, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
2001-2002 Political Affairs Officer, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
2001 Civil Affairs Officer, Office of District Affairs, UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
2000 Assistant Director: Programmes, ACCORD
1999-2000 Civil Affairs Officer, Bobonaro District UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
1997-1999 Programme Manager: Peacekeeping, ACCORD
1988-1997 Assistant Director, Department of Foreign Affairs, Pretoria, South Africa
Publications All publications
Publication | 2022
This study asks how the special relationship between countries in Africa and the Nordic region may be affected by a changing global order, that the A1
Publication | 2022
After a decade of battling jihadist and violent extremist groups in West Africa, France has initiated the restructuring and relocation of its largest1
Publication | 2022
The United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) was established on 3 June 2020 under UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolu1
Publication : Report | 2021
Afghanistan is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns and increasingly frequent ext1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2020 - 2023 (Ongoing)
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are collaborating on a climate, peace and security project that is aimed at bac...
Research project | 2019 - 2025 (Ongoing)
In its new phase (2020-2025) the TfP will strengthen its partnership and collaboration with the African Union, by providing applied research, policy support and capacity-building....
Research project | 2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This collaborative project between NUPI, ACCORD and ECFR aims to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, Covid-19, peace and security and other key devel...
Research project | 2018 - 2019 (Completed)
What are Chinese priorities in relation to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and how do Chinese actors promote their interests and prospects for international cooperation?...
Research project | 2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
NUPI together with 40 partners from across the globe have established an international network to undertake research into the effectiveness of peace operations....
Events All events
EventWed 15 Jun 2022Time: 17:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom
The Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON), Training for Peace (TfP) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) are pleased to invite you to a webinar on the G5 Sahel Joint Force (G5S-JF).
EventThu 9 Jun 2022Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Welcome to the launch of this new timely report: ‘Environment of Peace’!
EventTue 22 Feb 2022Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom
The UN Security Council will in March this year renew the mandate of UNMISS marking the tenth renewal of the Mission’s mandate since it began in 2011.
EventThu 2 Sept 2021Time: 17:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom
This online research workshop will bring together scholars who have been working on complex systems research in peace and conflict studies. The purpose will be to share approaches and insights, identify commonalities and contradictions, and to develop collaborations across disciplinary boundaries.
EventMon 19 Apr 2021Time: 12:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: YouTube
Follow this webinar to learn more about how climate change impacts UN peacekeeping operations.
Articles All articles
29 Jun 2022
Ethiopia is currently experiencing one of its most severe droughts in decades following four consecutive failed rain seasons. The country has a high1
10 May 2022
Sudan is severely exposed to climate change. As one of the world’s least developed countries, extreme weather, recurrent floods and droughts, and cha1
7 Apr 2022
Iraq is highly vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. The country’s vulnerability is shaped by its physical exposure, a strong natural resourc1
7 Mar 2022
The recent flooding in South Sudan is the worst in over 60 years. South Sudan is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including drough1