Training for Peace 2020 - 2025 (TfP)

2020 - 2025 (Pågående)
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.

Training for Peace (TfP) er et internasjonalt program som bidrar med kapasitetsbygging for fredsoperasjoner i Afrika. Siden 1995 har programmet gjennom ulike sivile samfunnsinstitusjoner jobbet for å øke kapasiteten til politi og sivilt personell i fredsoperasjonene til de Forente Nasjoner (FN) og den Afrikanske Union (AU). TfP-programmet har gjennom trening, policystøtte og forskning bidratt aktivt med å fremme flere sider av fredsoperasjoners arbeid, inkludert viktige temaer som beskyttelse av sivile, kvinner, fred og sikkerhet og ungdom, fred og sikkerhet.

Programmet gikk i 2020 inn i sin sjette fase (2020-2025), hvor TfP-programmet vil styrke sitt samarbeid med AU gjennom anvendt forskning, policystøtte og kapasitetsbygging. Programmet støtter AUC og deres partnere med å forebygge, håndtere og løse konflikter og fremme stabilitet i Afrika.

TfP arbeider med følgende tematiske områder i perioden 2020-2025:

  1. Støtte videre utvikling av afrikansk politi og sivile aktører til AUs fredsoperasjoner;
  2. Støtte AUs evne til å motvirke nye globale sikkerhetstrusler i Afrika; og
  3. Utvikling av AUs forebyggende diplomati, stabiliseringstiltak, politisk konflikthåndtering, forsoning og fredsbygging.

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, policy-støtte og kapasitetsbygging.

Training for Peace programmet er finansiert av Utenriksdepartementet.

For å se oversikt over publikasjoner, nyheter og arrangementer knyttet til NUPIs TfP-arbeid, se programmets overordnede side på For å lære mer om programmet, besøk TfP sin eksterne hjemmeside.


TfP-programmet er finansiert av Utenriksdepartementet


TfP and EPON Research Team visit the MNJTF in Chad

August 28, 2022

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.

The Training for Peace (TfP) Programme attends AU Lessons Learned Conference

November 4, 2022

TfP attended this week the first ever AU Lessons Learned Conference in Abuja, Nigeria to present its most recent report on Standby Security Arrangements:

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Climate sensitive peacebuilding and Conflict-sensitive climate adaptation

November 16, 2021

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”.

Mediation in the era of big data and fake news

November 10, 2021

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.

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.


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Waging Peace, towards an Africa Union Stabilisation Strategy for Somalia

Over the last few years, successful military operations across Somalia have helped to unshackle towns south of Mogadishu from al Shabaab, demonstrating ...

No clear exit for SAMIM in Mozambique

The SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has been extended multiple times, and violence continues to affect the northern regions of the country in spite ...
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Ad-hoc Security Initiatives, an African response to insecurity

This article contends that Ad-hoc Security Initiatives (ASI) have developed over the last decade in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin and represents a new ...
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Standby security arrangements and deployment setbacks: The case of the African Standby Force

The African Standby Force (ASF) is a key mechanism for advancing African agency in addressing the continent’s peace and security threats. The African ...
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States of Disorder, Ecosystems of Governance: Complexity Theory Applied to UN Statebuilding in the DRC and South Sudan

Dr Andrew Tchie reviews the book "States of Disorder, Ecosystems of Governance: Complexity Theory Applied to UN Statebuilding in the DRCand SOuth ...
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UK new Prime Minister and her focus on Africa

Dr Andrew Tchie, on BBC World News, touches on what the relationship between the new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss and Africa will be moving forward.
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Understanding Africa’s Adaptability to Peace and Security Challenges

Dr Andrew Tchie reviews the book "African Peacekeeping Training Centres: Socialisation as a Tool for Peace?"
Publication : Media contribution
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Can a ceasefire bring peace to Chad?

Chad's military council signed a ceasefire agreement with dozens of opposition factions. But does it mean anything since the country’s largest rebel ...

Should UN peacekeepers remain in Africa?

Afrika har hatt flere fredsbevarende FN-oppdrag enn noen annen region i verden. I dag er mer enn femti tusen soldater utplassert med FN-operasjoner på ...
Publication : Media contribution
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Tshisekedi hopeful that the Luanda summit will lead to a de-escalation of violence

Following the talks in Luanda, Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi expressed hope that the summit would lead to a de-escalation ...
Publication : Media contribution
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Will Chad's latest peace agreement hold?

Chad's Transitional Military Council has signed a peace deal aimed at ending decades of conflict. The agreement is the first step towards democratic ...

The African Union’s Civilian Strategic Support Group

Since 2006, the African Union has played an active role in strengthening civilian engagement across its Peace Support Operations (PSOs) through the development ...

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

After a decade of battling jihadist and violent extremist groups in West Africa, France has initiated the restructuring and relocation of its largest ...

UNITAMS Mandate Renewal Study: Fostering a Process of Trust and Inclusivity

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)

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

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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After the Coup: Regional Strategies for Sudan

The civilian leadership that is currently coordinating the civil protest can start talks with the military to hand over power in exchange for immunity. ...
Publication : Intervju

Sudan´s Power Struggle

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

Understanding Ad-Hoc Security Intitiatives in Africa

Denne policy brief-en undersøker fremveksten av ‘ad-hoc security initatives’ (ASIs) som en etablert mekanisme for kollektiv sikkerhet. ASIs’ formål er ...
Publication : Kronikk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


AU  Konflikt  Afrika  Fredsoperasjoner
ons. 15 jun. 2022
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
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
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.