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, youth, peace and security and women, peace and security.
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. The programme will support the AUC and its partners to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts and promote stability in Africa.
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).
TfP’s key thematic areas for the 2020-2025 phase include:
Within the programme NUPI’s main responsibility is research and policy development. NUPI’s research seeks to contribute to the development of doctrine for peace support operations (PSOs), knowledge building and lessons learned from African PSOs, civilian and police know-how, the financing and support of African PSOs and ongoing monitoring and analysis of the implementation and progress of the African Peace and Security Architecture.
NUPI’s activities in the programme will also prioritise efforts to integrate gender and youth perspectives in the analytical work, policy support and capacity development as a cross-cutting issue.
To learn more about the programme, visit the programme's main home page. For an overview of NUPI's events, news and publications related to the TfP programme, please visit TfP's programme page here at NUPI.no.
TfP and EPON Research Team visit the Multinational Joint Task Force and the Lake Chad Basin Commission in N´Djamena to conduct research on the effectiveness of the mission prior to its mandate renewal in February 2023.
TfP attended this week the first ever AU Lessons Learned Conference in Abuja, Nigeria to present its most recent report on Standby Security Arrangements:
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Training for Peace (TfP) Programme were pleased to welcome the African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS), H.E Ambassador Bankole Adeoye on 23rd June, for an open discussion on the evolving conflict and1
As part of an official visit to Oslo, Former President Joaquim Alberto Chissano visited NUPI on 20 June, 2022.
A three-day workshop that looked at proposed guidelines for the AU RECs/RMs on the operability of the Standby Force, supported by the Training for Peace (TfP) Program, was held in Harare, Zimbabwe from 30 November - 2 December, 2021.
A three-day workshop that looked at the AU´s efforts towards stabilization, supported by the Training for Peace (TfP) Program, was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 8 - 11 December, 2021.
On 7th March 2022, the Deputy Foreign Minister of South Africa, Mr Alvin Botes, visited the Nobel Peace Centre for a discussion on South Africa´s Foreign Policy and its role in Peace and Security in Africa.
The UN Security Council will renew the mandate of UNMISS in March 2022, marking the tenth renewal of the Mission's mandate since it began in 2011.
As a part of the African Union’s Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) Awareness week, the Training for Peace programme hosted a virtual seminar on “The Climate-PCRD nexus: Climate sensitive peacebuilding and Conflict-sensitive climate adaptation”.
The AUs 12th High-level fireside chat brought together some of the AUs level-high mediation experts and delegates to discuss mediation efforts across the continent.
A five-day specialised advance stabilisation course supported by the Training for Peace project was held in Ghana, Accra and put on by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre from 18 – 22 October 2021.
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).
Welcome to the launch of this new timely report: ‘Environment of Peace’!
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.