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Cedric H. de Coning

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Summary

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.

Expertise

  • Africa
  • Peace operations
  • International organizations
  • United Nations

Education

2012 PhD, Applied Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch

2005 M.A., Conflict Management and Peace Studies, University of KwaZula-Natal

Work Experience

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

Aktivitet

Publications
Publications

Adapting the African Standby Force to Africa’s Evolving Security Landscape

Over the last decade Africa has experienced a resurgence of what used to be called rebels. In response a number of new types of operations have evolved.

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13:30 - 15:00
NUPI
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13:30 - 15:00
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20. Apr 2023
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13:30 - 15:00
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CANCELLED: The Political Economy of Civil War and UN Peace Operations

This seminar is unfortunately cancelled.

Event
15:00 - 16:30
Microsoft Teams
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15:00 - 16:30
Microsoft Teams
Engelsk
4. Apr 2023
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15:00 - 16:30
Microsoft Teams
Engelsk

WEBINAR: Pathways for Peace 5th Anniversary European Consultation

To mark the 5th Anniversary of the UN-World Bank report “Pathways for Peace”, NUPI in partnership with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN and World Bank will arrange a virtual consultation with mostly European researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on 4 April 2023 from 15:00-16:30 CET.

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15:00 - 16:30
NUPI
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15:00 - 16:30
NUPI
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13. Apr 2023
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15:00 - 16:30
NUPI
Engelsk

Taking stock of Norway's work on climate, peace and security in the UNSC (2021-2022)

Norway served as an elected member of the UN Security Council from 2021 – 2022. Norway identified four priority areas during its period on the Council, including Climate Security. This seminar will take stock of what Norway has achieved in this area and on the lessons that can be learned from this experience for others that will be working on this agenda in future.

Publications
Publications

Ad-hoc initiatives are shaking up African security

The growing threat of violent extremist groups and how these groups operate across borders has stimulated the emergence of a new type of security arrangement in Africa. These Ad-hoc arrangements are providing greater accountability and flexibility than more established security agreements, write Cedric de Coning and Andrew E. Yaw Tchie.

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Climate, Peace, and Security in Afghanistan

In this updated Fact Sheet from the joint NUPI and SIPRI Climate-related Peace and Security Risks Project (CPSR) team explore the nexus between climate change, peace and security in Afghanistan.
  • Asia
  • Conflict
  • Climate
  • United Nations
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Report
Cedric H. de Coning, Andrew E. Yaw Tchie, Asha Ali, Florian Krampe, Jiayi Zhou, Katongo Seyuba, Kheira Tarif

Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Afghanistan

In this updated Fact Sheet from the joint NUPI and SIPRI Climate-related Peace and Security Risks Project (CPSR) team explore the nexus between climate change, peace and security in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change with more frequent extreme weather events and temperatures that are increasing faster than the global average. These factors, coupled with the legacy of four decades of war, a complex humanitarian emergency and an economic crisis since the Taliban’s takeover of the government in August 2021, have heightened the vulnerability of the Afghan population. •Climate-related extreme weather events and natural hazards threaten Afghan livelihoods, increase poverty and food insecurity, and erode the resilience of communities, households and individuals •Climate change and environmental stressors contribute to widespread internal displacement and changing migration patterns. Displacement and rapid urbanization can exacerbate food and livelihood insecurity, place additional pressure on environmental resources and increase the vulnerability of marginalized groups, particularly women and girls. •In a security landscape that continues to be marked by the presence of armed actors, climate change may heighten the risk of local conflicts over land and water resources. •In the absence of an inclusive governance system, local natural resource competition and conflict elevate the risks for marginalized social groups and can exacerbate political and economic inequality.

  • Asia
  • Conflict
  • Climate
  • United Nations
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  • Asia
  • Conflict
  • Climate
  • United Nations

Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Afghanistan

Afghanistan is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, with more frequent extreme weather events and temperatures that are increasing faster than the global average. These factors, coupled with the legacy of four decades of war, a complex humanitarian emergency and an economic crisis since the Taliban’s takeover of the government in August 2021, have heightened the vulnerability of the Afghan population.
  • Asia
  • Conflict
  • Climate
  • United Nations
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Articles
Analysis
Articles
Analysis

COMMENTARY: Investing in People and Enhancing Resilience for Sustaining Peace with Adaptive Peacebuilding

The most effective context-specific peacebuilding approaches are those rooted in the history, culture, and current reality of the people affected by conflict.
  • Peace, crisis and conflict
  • Fragile states
  • United Nations
Event
09:00 - 10:30
NUPI
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09:00 - 10:30
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9. Mar 2023
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09:00 - 10:30
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Libya after Gaddafi: What went wrong, and what role did Norway play?

Ian Martin, the UN’s former representative in Libya, critically reflects on the international intervention in 2011, and subsequent events.

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