Training for Peace (TfP)

Forskningsprogram

 

Training for Peace  (TfP) is an international program that contributes to capacity building for peace operations in Africa. Since 1995, the program has worked through various civil society institutions to increase the capacity of police and civilian personnel in the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) peace operations. Through training, policy support and research, the TfP program has actively contributed to promoting several aspects of the work of peace operations, including important topics such as  protection of civilians ,  women, peace and security  and  youth, peace and security.

In 2020, the program entered its sixth phase (2020-2025), where the TfP program will strengthen its collaboration with AU through applied research, policy support and capacity building. The program supports the AUC and its partners in preventing, managing and resolving conflicts and promoting stability in Africa.

TfP works with the following thematic areas in the period 2020-2025:

  1. Support the further development of African police and civilian actors in AU's peace operations;
  2. Support AU's ability to counter new global security threats in Africa; and
  3. Development of AU's preventive diplomacy, stabilization measures, political conflict management, reconciliation and peacebuilding.

NUPIs hovedansvar i programmet er forskning og støtte til policyutvikling i nært samarbeid med programmets afrikanske partnere: African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) og Institute for Security Studies (ISS). TfP-forskere på NUPI bidrar til utvikling av fredsoperasjoner og kunnskapsbygging om fredsoperasjoner i Afrika, spesielt angående politi og sivile aktører.  Videre bidrar NUPI med analyse av aktive fredsoperasjoner og den afrikanske sikkerhetsarkitekturen (APSA).

NUPIs arbeid innenfor programmet vil prioritere inkludering av kjønnsperspektiv i all analyse, policystøtte og kapasitetsbygging.

Training for Peace-programmet er finansiert av Utenriksdepartementet.

For å lære mer om programmet, besøk TfP sin hjemmeside.

Arrangementer

  • From the OAU to the AU: Twenty years of lessons learned towards silencing the guns , June 29, 2021
  • Virtual Roundtable: Shifting from External Dependency: Remodelling the G5 Sahel Joint Force for the Future , June 16. 2022
  • Lunch with Former President Chissano: As part of an official visit to Oslo, Former President Joaquim Alberto Chissano visited NUPI on 20 June, 2022. The President met with NUPI´s colleagues from the Training for Peace (TfP) Programme and the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) for lunch, where they engaged in an enriching conversation about H.E. Presient Chissano´s experiences as an advocate for African peace and security. TfP colleagues were able to exchange ideas in which TfP can continue to support the work of the AU in the future.
  • The evolving conflict and security environment in Africa: The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Training for Peace (TfP) Programme was 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 and security environment in Africa.

 

 

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Meeting about the evolving conflict and security environment in Africa

June 23, 2022

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Training for Peace (TfP) Programme are 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 and security environment in Africa.

Visit with Former President Chissano

June 20, 2022

As part of an official visit to Oslo, Former President Joaquim Alberto Chissano visited NUPI on 20 June, 2022.

Webinar on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan 2022: Risks and opportunities in an uncertain peace process

February 22, 2022

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.

Workshop on the Development of an African Union Policy on Stabilisation

January 7, 2022

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.

Validation Workshop on the African Standby Force Guidelines for AU RECs/RMs on Standby

January 7, 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.

Discussion with South Africa´s Deputy Foreign Minister. Mr Alvin Botes

March 23, 2022

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.

Specialised Advance Stabilisation Course supported by the Training for Peace project

November 2, 2021

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.

News

Do peace operations work? And can they protect civilians?

December 16, 2019

These were some of the questions raised when researchers from the NUPI-led Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) shared their insights in Washington, D.C. and New York.

News

EPON på Stockholm Forum for Peace and Development 2019

May 31, 2019

Det NUPI-koordinerte forskningsnettverket EPON var til stede under årets Stockholm Peace and Development Forum ‘From crisis response to peacebuilding: Achieving synergies’ 12-16. mai.

News

Vendepunkt for fredsbevaring?

March 14, 2017

FN bør slutte med stabiliseringsoppdrag, fordi de ikke samsvarer med kjerneprinsippene for fredsbevaring, ifølge redaktørene av ny bok.

News
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Framtida for freden i Afrika

March 9, 2016

Afrika treng ikkje frelsarar, men partnerar, ifølgje Cedric de Coning og John Karlsrud ved NUPI. Dei har nyleg gitt ut boka 'The Future of African Peace Operations: From Janjaweed to Boko Haram'.

Publikasjoner

Publication : Media contribution
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ECOWAS leaders hold an emergency summit in Ghana after a series of coups on the continent

2022
At an emergency summit in Ghana, West African regional group ECOWAS held off on ramping up penalties on Burkina Faso over its military coup. Last month, ...
Publication
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The African Union’s Civilian Strategic Support Group

2022
Since 2006, the African Union has played an active role in strengthening civilian engagement across its Peace Support Operations (PSOs) through the development ...
Publication
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Shifting from External Dependency: Remodelling the G5 Sahel Joint Force for the Future

2022
After a decade of battling jihadist and violent extremist groups in West Africa, France has initiated the restructuring and relocation of its largest ...
Publication
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UNITAMS Mandate Renewal Study: Fostering a Process of Trust and Inclusivity

2022
The United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) was established on 3 June 2020 under UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution ...
Publication : Rapport
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Assessing the Effectiveness of the United Nations Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS)

2022
Ahead of the March 2022 renewal of the mandate for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) conducted ...
Publication : Intervju
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ECOWAS leaders hold an emergency summit in Ghana after a series of coups on the continent

2022
At an emergency summit in Ghana, West African regional group ECOWAS held off on ramping up penalties on Burkina Faso over its military coup. Last month, ...
Publication : Article
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Grappling with and Adapting to Climate Change in South Sudan

2022
Almost a decade since the conflict in South Sudan commenced, the conflict has become further fragmented, with indiscriminate violence across the country ...
Publication : Media contribution
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What is triggering military coups in West Africa?

2022
Western and Central Africa have been rocked by a series of military takeovers in the past 18 months. The coups have reversed democratic gains in a region ...
Publication : Intervju
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Sudan´s Power Struggle

2022
Sudans statsminister Abdalla Hamdok har gått av. Dr Andrew Yaw Tchie fra NUPI diskuterer komponentene som har hindret landet i bevege seg framover.
Publication : Kronikk

The impact of climate change on Africa’s peace and security

2021
Den gradvise økningen i globale temperaturer, uregelmessig nedbør og flom har indirekte, komplekse og sammenhengende implikasjoner for fred og sikkerhet. ...
Publication : Popular scientific article

The Impact of COVID-19 on Peace Operations

2020
A few weeks ago, peace operations across the world began swiftly adapting to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Missions have been forced to ...
Publication : Popular scientific article

COVID-19 and the African Union

2020
Africa represents the third wave of the spread of COVID-19, but its impact may significantly undermine the reform, programmes and operations of the African ...
Publication : Popular scientific article

As the AU tries to contain COVID-19, the virus constrains the AU

2020
The AU cannot simply wait out the coronavirus pandemic: it must adapt and urgently develop new ways of working.
Publication : Rapport

Predict and prevent: overcoming early warning implementation challenges in UN peace operations

2020
The UN has made progress in the adoption of new technologies to predict and prevent local violence. To maintain the momentum, it needs to continue to ...
Publication : Rapport

COVID-19 will change the way the UN conducts peacekeeping operations in the future

2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted UN peacekeeping operations. In the short-term, activities have been reduced to the most critical, rotations ...
Publication : Rapport

COVID-19 and the African Union. Challenges, prospects and side-effects

2020
Den afrikanske union koordinerer innsatsen for å bremse spredningen av COVID-19 i Afrika, men de innførte tiltakene vil også forstyrre reformer, programmer ...
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

Introduction: Rapid response mechanisms—strengthening defense cooperation and saving strangers?

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

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 : ANTOLOGI

The Future of African Peace Operations: From the Janjaweed to Boko Haram

2016
Facing threats ranging from Islamist insurgencies to the Ebola pandemic, African regional actors are playing an increasingly vital role in safeguarding ...
Publication : NUPI Working Paper

Measuring the Success of Peace Operations: Directions in Academic Literature

2016
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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
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Europe’s Return to UN Peacekeeping in Africa? Lessons from Mali

2015
In a break from recent tradition, European member states are currently contributing significant military capabilities to a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping ...
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 ...

Prosjekter

Project : Research Project

Nettverk for forskning på fredsoperasjoners effektivitet

NUPI har sammen med 40 partnere over hele verden etablert et internasjonalt nettverk for å forske på fredsoperasjoners effektivitet.
Project : Forskningsprosjekt

Training for Peace 2020 - 2025

Training for Peace (TfP) gikk i 2020 inn i sin sjette fase (2020-2025), hvor programmet vil styrke sitt samarbeid med AU gjennom anvendt forskning, policystøtte og kapasitetsbygging.
Project : Forskningsprosjekt

Training for Peace 2011 - 2019

Training for Peace er et internasjonalt program som bidrar til anvendt forskning og policyutvikling innen feltet fredsoperasjoner i Afrika.

Programkoordinator

Temaer
Fredsoperasjoner  Afrika  Konflikt  AU  Forsvar  Sikkerhetspolitikk  FN
Arrangementer
ons. 15 jun. 2022
Event
Time: 17:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: Zoom

Webinar: Shifting from External Dependency: Remodelling the G5 Sahel Joint Force for the Future

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).

tor. 9 jun. 2022
Event
Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Frokostseminar: Hva kan vi gjøre for fred og sikkerhet i en ny æra med kompleks risiko?

Velkommen til lansering av den superaktuelle rapporten «Environment of Peace»!

tir. 22 feb. 2022
Event
Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: Zoom

FN i Sør-Sudan: risiko og muligheter i en usikker fredsprosess

FNs sikkerhetsråd skal i mars i år fornye mandatet til FNs fredsbevarende operasjon i Sør-Sudan - UNMISS. Dette markerer den tiende fornyelsen av mandatet siden opprettelsen i 2011.

tir. 28 mai 2019
Event
Time: 11:30 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Hvor godt har FNs fredsoperasjoner i Mali og Sør-Sudan fungert?

I anledning den internasjonale dagen for fredsbevaring har NUPI gleden av å invitere til et seminar om effektiviteten av FNs fredsoperasjoner i Mali og Sør-Sudan.

ons. 12 des. 2018
Event
Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Sårbare statar, konflikt og klimaendringar i Mali og Sahel

Sårbare statar, konflikt og klimaendringar set utvikling og styresett på prøve. Kva betyr dette for Mali og Sahelregionen?

søn. 25 nov. 2018
Event
Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Hvor effektive har egentlig FNs fredsoperasjoner i Somalia, Kongo og Mali vært?

Eksperter fra hele verden skal i et nytt nettverk se nærmere på hvor godt fredsoperasjoner faktisk fungerer.

tir. 13 nov. 2018
Event
Time: 13:30 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

FNs fredsoperasjoner i en verden i endring

Undergeneralsekretær for fredsoperasjoner Jean-Pierre Lacroix presenterer status for FNs fredsoperasjoner.

tor. 8 sep. 2016
Event
Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: C.J. Hambros plass 2 D

Afrika det neste tiåret: Utfordringer for sikkerhet og utvikling

Hvilke skritt må afrikanske stater ta for å takle stadig større utfordringer for sikkerhet og utvikling?

tir. 24 mai 2016
Event
Time: 20:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: International Peace Institute, New York

Internasjonal fred og sikkerhet: Hvordan styrke samarbeidet mellom FN og AU?

The International Peace Institute (IPI), Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt (NUPI) og Nordiska Afrikainstitutet har gleden av å invitere til et fremtidsrettet policy-arrangement om å styrke det strategiske partnerskapet mellom Den afrikanske union (AU) og FN. Arrangementet foregår i IPIs lokaler i New York.

søn. 25 okt. 2015
Event
Time: 09:45 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

FN 70 år: Fred og sikkerhet

Dette seminaret fokuserer på fred og sikkerhet, og utforsker de tre nylige evalueringsprosessene på feltet: evalueringen av fredsoperasjoner, fredbyggingsarkitektur og implementaringen av FNs sikkerhetsrådsresolusjon 1325.

ons. 12 feb. 2014
Event
Time: 16:30 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

The Challenges of Peacebuilding in Liberia

The topic for this seminar is international support to fragile states, looking at the challenges of peacebuilding in Liberia.

tor. 21 nov. 2013
Event
Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: C.J. Hambros plass 2 D

Global Peace Operations 2013: Opportunities and Challenges

The Annual Review of Global Peace Operations is the most comprehensive study of peacekeeping and political missions in the public domain today. In this seminar, Review editor Richard Gowan will present the volume and the lessons and challenges it highlights.