On the request of the African Union, Cedric de Coning serves as a Special Adviser to the Head of the Peace Support Division of the African Union Commission. This entails providing advice on the multidimensional, doctrinal and especially civilian dimension aspects of the AU’s Peace Support Operations.
In October 2014 the UN Secretary-General appointed the High-Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations. The Panel is reviewing developments in peacekeeping and special political missions over the last decade and a half and providing recommendations for the future developments of peace operations.
The Peace Capacities Network explore how rising powers influence peace operations, security sector reform and civilian capacities
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.