African Peace Research Program

Photo of African landscape with peacekeeper

This program includes:

African Peace Missions: This project charts an agenda for peace in Africa, focusing on how the African Union can implement its norms and use its instruments to prevent and resolve armed conflicts. It is an independent report of the World Peace Foundation, supported by the African Union. Its final report, African Politics, African Peace, will be published on July 21, 2016. The report is the most extensive review of the African Union’s peace missions ever conducted. It is based on detailed case studies and cross-cutting research, and draws on consultations with leading experts, peacekeepers, and mediators. It covers African peace and security norms and mechanisms, including conflict prevention, conflict mediation, political missions and the spectrum of military peace operations. 

Security Sector Governance and State Legitimacy: a project developed in partnership with Institute for Human Security

African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan: This high-level panel was headed by three former African Presidents, Thabo Mbeki (South Africa), Abdulsalami Abubaker (Nigeria) and Pierre Buyoya (Burundi) and was charged to address issues related to peace and democratization in Sudan and South Sudan. Alex de Waal was Senior Adviser to the AUHIP.

The Sudan Peace Archive: Captures documentation that emerged out of the AUHIP process in Darfur and between Sudan and South Sudan. It was established in 2013 with collections donated by AUHIP staff members Alex de Waal, Neha Erasmus, and Dave Mozersky.