Training for Peace 2011 - 2019 (TfP)

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

Publications

Publication

Assessing the Effectiveness of the United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

2019
This report assesses the extent to which the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is achieving its current strategic ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

The Civilian Casualty Tracking Analysis and Response Cell in the African Union Mission in Somalia: an emerging best practice for AU peace support o...

2019
The Civilian Casualty Tracking Analysis and Response Cell (CCTARC) tracks harm to civilians caused by the African Union Mission in Somalia’s (AMISOM) ...
Publication

Tangled up in glue: Multilateral crisis responses in Mali

2019
The track record of military rapid response mechanisms, troops on standby, ready to be deployed to a crisis within a short time frame by intergovernmental ...
Publication : ANTOLOGI

Multinational Rapid Response Mechanisms: From Institutional Proliferation to Institutional Exploitation

2019
The track record of military rapid response mechanisms, troops on standby, ready to be deployed to a crisis within a short time frame by intergovernmental ...
Publication

Conclusion: Military rapid response—from institutional investment to ad hoc solutions

2019
The track record of military rapid response mechanisms, troops on standby, ready to be deployed to a crisis within a short time frame by intergovernmental ...
Publication

Africa and UN Peace Operations: Implications for the Future Role of Regional Organisations

2019
Over the last decade and a half, Africa’s peace operations capacity has significantly increased. African states have deployed operations of their own ...
Publication : LEDER

Multinational rapid response mechanisms: Past promises and future prospects

2017
Military rapid response mechanisms are generally understood as troops that are on standby, ready to be deployed to a crisis within a short time frame. ...
Publication

The Role of the Civilian Component in African Union Peace Operations

2017
The role of civilians in African Union (AU) peace support operations (PSOs) is still not fully understood. As a result, civilian capacity development ...
Publication : NUPI Report

Strengthening the Peace and Governance Nexus within the African Union. Enhancing synergy between the African Governance Architecture (AGA) and the...

2017
The vision of the African Union (AU) is to achieve “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Peace Enforcement in Africa: Doctrinal distinctions between the African Union and United Nations

2017
When the United Nations (UN) Security Council needs to authorize a peace enforcement operation in Africa, its partner of choice is the African Union (AU). ...
Publication : NUPI Working Paper

Measuring the Success of Peace Operations: Directions in Academic Literature

2016
  • Mateja Peter
This background paper examines how the academic literature has approached the question of success in peace operations. Here it should be noted that many ...
Publication : NUPI Working Paper

Gender Based Violence and Access to Justice: the Case of Ganta, Liberia

2016
Amongst the various civil and criminal issues plaguing post-war Liberia, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the most prominent. A number ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Towards More People-Centric Peace Operations: From ‘Extension of State Authority’ to ‘Strengthening Inclusive State-Society Relations

2015
Periods of conflict erode trust between national and local authorities and the people they govern, a trust that needs to be re-established. As peace operations ...
Publication : KRONIKK
Publication : ARTIKKEL

The UN at war: examining the consequences of peace-enforcement mandates for the UN peacekeeping operations in the CAR, the DRC and Mali

2015
The UN peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mali were in 2013 given peace enforcement ...

Project Manager

John Karlsrud

Research Professor, Head of the Research group on peace, conflict and development

 

Themes
Peace operations  Africa  United Nations  International organizations  AU  Security policy
Participants

Eli Stamnes

Former employee

Ingvild Magnæs Gjelsvik

Former employee

Mateja Peter

Former employee

External

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)

African Civilian Response Capacity for Peace Support Operations (AFDEM)

Events