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.