Cairo Center for Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping in Africa - Phase II

Background

The Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) was established in 1994 under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since its establishment, the center has been at the forefront of national, regional and international efforts to provide “African Solutions to African Problems”.

The Center aimed to support peacekeeping operations in Africa through a capacity-building approach, providing training for all those involved in peacekeeping, peace-building and conflict resolution, including military, police officers and civilians. Its primary focus is on building African capacity so that peacekeepers from Africa may assume a more active role in dealing with crises and conflicts in the continent.

In 2017, CCCPA was renamed as the "Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding" and expanded the mandate of the center covering all peace and security-related issues in the international geographic stretch, with focus on Africa and Arab world.

UNDP collaboration with CCCPA started in 2008 and with the support of the Government of Japan, the project aims to strengthen its institutional capacity of CCCPA and to provide various partners in the region with trainings to build capacities in peacebuilding and peacekeeping, border management and crisis management, and preventing radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism to ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge for appropriate and timely responses to incidents that threaten peace and stability. In 2019, the Government of Switzerland joined the partnership to support for CCCPA’s efforts on combatting human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

April 2014

Estimated end date:

December 2021

Focus area:

  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • risk reduction
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Egypt

    Implementing partner:

    CA Intl Ctr for Peace

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Japan
  • Government Of Sweden
  • Government Of Switzerland
  • Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $861,227

    2018 $926,336

    2017 $1,050,257

    2016 $1,074,936

    2015 $1,315,260

    2014 $1,056,064

    Accomplishments

    • From 2008 to 2014, CCCPA conducted 54 trainings/workshops and built the capacities of approx. 3,000 civilian, military and police personnel in peace operations from various African countries in domains related to peacekeeping, peace-building and crisis management.
    • Between April 2015 and March 2018, more than 10,000 participants participated in 77 trainings/workshops including pre-deployment training for PKO officers. Topics of trainings/workshops are Conflict Prevention, Peacekeeping/Peacebuilding, Conflict and Crisis Management, Preventing Radicalization and Extremism, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Human Trafficking, Media and Conflict and so on. 
    • CCCPA exerted efforts to consolidate African voices to contribute to the global discussion on the peacekeeping and peacebuilding architecture through a series of events. Together with the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (UN PBSO), CCCPA hosted on 24-25 November 2014, an international workshop on “Regional Perspectives of Peacebuilding: Identifying Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities”. The outcome report of the workshop was distributed as an official United Nations Security Council and General Assembly document (A/69/654-S/2014/882).
    • In partnership with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO), CCCPA organized the 21st session of the UN Senior Mission Leaders (UNSML) in 2015. The course is held on an annual basis and was hosted this year by the Government of Egypt, marking the first time in North Africa and the second time in the Middle East.
    • CCCPA established its International Advisory Board, comprising eminent international and African experts in the field of peace and security, and stakeholders and leading thematic experts in 2015. The aim is to provide counseling on global and regional challenges and opportunities with regards to peacekeeping, peace-building, conflict resolution, and crisis management, and advise and support CCCPA’s training, research, outreach and global visibility. The second annual meeting of the advisory board took place on April 2017.
    • In 2017, CCCPA hosted the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Peacekeeping Training Centers (IAPTC) as the secretariat of IAPTC. The conference brought 270 participants from the global peacekeeping and crisis management community, including senior government officials, high-level representative from UN and regional organizations, research centers as well as scholars and practitioners.
    • In 2018, the High-Level Regional Conference on “Enhancing the Performance of Peacekeeping Operations: From Mandate to Exit” was hosted in light of the ongoing efforts to reform the UN peace and security architecture.

    Project Document

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