Rethinking the African Union’s approach in the Sahel

Virtual Conference(Zoom)

To Register - Click here The Sahel has experienced one of the longest multi-layered crises in Africa. The recent expansion in the activities of violent extremist groups has added to the region’s vulnerabilities. As it gains traction, violent extremism reinforces existing security challenges and exacerbates threats such as organised crime and illicit trade. The crisis […]

Positive Peace in Africa – The Environment We Need

Download - Concept Note The UNESCO Harare and Nairobi Offices are organizing a African Regional Dialogue on “Positive Peace in Africa – The Environment We Need”, in contribution to the 2021 Nanjing Peace Forum that is jointly hosted by the UNESCO Beijing Office, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, the Information Office of Jiangsu Provincial […]

BIENNALE OF LUANDA 2021 Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace

Luanda, Angola

Organized in partnership between UNESCO, the Government of Angola and the African Union, the Biennale of Luanda - “Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace” aims to promote the prevention of violence and the resolution of conflicts, by encouraging cultural exchanges in Africa, dialogue between generations and the promotion of gender equality. As a space for […]

NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP: Migration, Urbanisation & Conflict in Africa Research Project

IPSS New Building Hall

The Migration, Urbanisation and Conflict in Africa (MUCA) Research Project is supported by the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The project has been awarded approximately    £2 million for a period of three years (2021–2023). The general objective of the project is to explore the migration-urbanization-conflict nexus in […]

Security Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Virtual Conference(Zoom)

Click here to download - Concept Note | Agenda To Register Click here - Day 1: Feb. 04, 2022 | Day 2: Feb. 05, 2022 The Horn of Africa, which has been a hot spot in the global system since the end of the Second World War, is currently facing a serious security crisis. When […]

Outcomes of the 2022 AU Summit: What next for Africa’s peace and security?

Hybrid: Online – Via (Zoom) | Hyatt Regency, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Download: Concept Note | Agenda To Register: Click Here The 35th AU Summit of the Head of States and Government, held from 5-6 February 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, occurred against a backdrop of numerous governance, peace, security and economic challenges on the continent. The meeting, thus, discussed and took important decisions on a number […]

Rethinking Securitisation of Public Health in Africa: A Frame of Reference


Register: Here    The UNDP Human Development report (1994) is the first global effort to expand the purview of security thinking beyond armed conflicts to address other human development challenges, including hunger, poverty, health, among others. This report paved way for human security conversation in the international system. Specifically, the UN Security Resolution 2439 that […]


Virtual Conference(Zoom)

To Register: click here Libya was expected to hold its parliamentary and presidential elections in December 2021 and January 2022. The elections were postponed, and the parliament has not set a new date. The fragmented nature of Libya’s geopolitical context encourages the need to reflect on the extent to which the EU’s agenda for Libya […]

Validation Workshop: Capacity Building Collaboration Project

IPSS New Building Hall

Download : Concept Note | agenda The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with the African Research Universities  Alliance (ARUA) has provided financial support for the implementation of a capacity-building  project. The project is implemented in collaboration with Haramaya University, University of  Obafemi Awolowo Ile-Ife, Protestant University of Central Africa, University of Hargeisa, Africa  […]

Cross Border Water Diplomacy

FBE Campus Eshetu Chole conference Hall, AAU

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) in partnership with the Pakistan Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (UNESCO IICBA) will organise a public lecture on the theme "Cross-Border Water Diplomacy." The lecture is […]

The National Dialogue: The Preferred Way to Perpetual Peace in Ethiopia

 This event is by invitations only The Institute for Peace and Security Studies has organized an Indaba Session on the theme ‘The National Dialogue: The Preferred Way to Perpetual Peace in Ethiopia’. Ethiopia is passing through a long, tumultuous decade. The roots of these tribulations holding the country back from realizing brighter today and better […]