An Academic and Research Institute with a Pan-African Reach

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at the Addis Ababa University is the premiere institute for education, research, and policy dialogues on peace and security in Africa.

Academic Programmes

One of the tasks Addis Ababa University has bestowed upon the IPSS is training academic staff from other universities in Ethiopia. To undertake this national task, IPSS accepts students from national and regional institutions and trains them in the programme.

Policy Dialogues

Policy Dialogues is part of the Africa Peace and Security Programme (APSP). It is a platform for African leaders, stakeholders and thought leaders to collaboratively engage in exploring and exchanging ideas on African-led solutions to security challenges.

Tana Forum

Frank, relevant and candid dialogue is fundamental to resolving conflict and transforming societies. The Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa is an annual meeting that brings together African leaders and stakeholders to engage and explore African-led security solutions.

Research

IPSS provides recognized academic education and professional training in conflict analysis, prevention, management and resolution. It also conducts academic and applied research in the area of peace and security that takes into account the interaction between governance, human security, socio-economic development and sustainable peace.

The AfCFTA should capitalize on COVID-19 to drive integration

The AfCFTA should capitalize on COVID-19 to drive integration

On 30 April 2020, over 60 participants attended the first IPSS Virtual Policy Dialogue, a new online webinar series initiated in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Suitably, the topic of discussion was “The AfCFTA, Peace and Security: Implications of...

Op-ed: COVID-19 and the AfCFTA: An opportunity for action?

Op-ed: COVID-19 and the AfCFTA: An opportunity for action?

The social determinants of health (employment, education, place of residence and other similar factors) shape health outcomes, determine life expectancy and ultimately shape health inequities among countries. With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)...

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