African Peace Research

The Africa peace program builds upon the WPF engagement with the African Union, including our 2016 report African Politics, African Peace, and Alex de Waal’s expertise and engagement on a broad range of issues related to African peace and security including an ongoing informal advisory role to the AU High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) headed by former South African president Thabo Mbeki. The WPF opportunistically sponsors research, programming and outputs when we can make an impact on discussions about African Peace issues.

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. 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. Led by Executive Director, Alex de Waal.

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.


Spotlight

African Politics, African Peace 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. 

 

 

 

Access Between Sudan and South Sudan: An Interactive Timeline of the Work of the AUHIP, that reveals the processes of conflict and mediation in Sudan and South Sudan (1994 – 2014). Using the timeline, you can also access primary documents from the Sudan Peace Archive.