Institutional Development

Institutional Development

Our briefing sessions and lecture series provide an opportunity for in-depth coverage and discussion of pressing issues from around the continent. IPSS hosts one session each month, and invites an expert in a field to present their analysis of a hot topic from around Africa. Click here to read about our most recent events.

IPSS has co-hosted a number of conferences with partner organizations such as the African Peace Support Trainers Association (APSTA), the AU Peace and Security Department, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).




African Union, Regional Economic Communities(RECs)/Regional Mechanisms(RMs)

United Nations of African Union (UNOAU)

United Nation Development Programme (UNDP)

European Union Delegation to the Africa Union, Addis Ababa




Deutsellschaft fur international Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Austrian Development Agency(ADA)

Swiss Agency Development Cooperation




Amhara National Regional Regional State

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Royal Norwegian Embassy

Embassy of Belgium

Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China

Embassy of Switzerland

Embassy of Denmark

Embassy of Sweden

Embassy of Canada

Government of South Sudan

Government of Somalia

Embassy of Netherlands

Embassy of Italy

Embassy of Rwanda




Dangonte Group

Ethiopian Airlines

Sharaton Hotel, Addis Ababa

Ernest & Young, USA

IC Publications

Africa News Agency




African Leadership Center, Kings College London, UK

Leipzig University, Germany

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

United Nations University for Peace (UPeace) Africa Programme, Ethiopia

Bahir Dar University

Europian Center for Development Policy (ECDPM)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Shanghai Institute for International Studies, China

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Center for Media , Democracy, Peace & Security,Rongo University College, Kenya

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), United States

Budapest Center for Mass Atrocities Prevention (BCMAP), Hungary

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

Munich Security Conference (MSC), Germany

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)




Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Ethiopia

Africa Peace Support Trainers Association (APSTA), Kenya

World Peace Foundation, United States

Rwanda Peace Academy, Rwanda

Center for Media, Democracy,Peace & Security (CMDPS)

West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)

Brenthurst Foundation