Strategic Planning Civil Society Engagements with the African Union (RECS/RMs, Special Envoys, High Representatives and AU Liaison Offices)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Download: Concept Note Over the last 20 years the African Union (AU) has established itself as the principal continental policy maker on governance, peace, and security. In the last year, the AU has operationalized an institutional reform which has seen a merger of the former Peace and Security and Political Affairs (PSD, DPA) departments into […]

Second Annual Strategic Retreat between Civil Society and the Political Affairs Peace and Security (PAPS) Commissioner

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Download: Concept Note Over the last 20 years the African Union (AU) has established itself as the principal continental policy maker on governance, peace, and security. In the last year, the AU has operationalized an institutional reform which has seen a merger of the former Peace and Security and Political Affairs (PSD, DPA) departments into […]

Current Ethiopian Crisis Inquiries into Fundaments

IPSS New Conference Hall

Download:  Concept Note | To Register:  Click Here (In-person participation is by invitation only) The Institute for Peace and Security Studies and the College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University, in collaboration with Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University, Uganda, are organizing a two days conference on the theme  “Current Ethiopian Crisis: Inquiries into […]

A Human Security Approach for AU PSOs: Lessons from AMISOM

IPSS old Conference room

(In-person participation is by invitation only) Background to the Research Programme Through United Nations Security Council Resolution 2628 the UN authorized the African Union Peace and Security Council to reconfigure AMISOM and replaced it with the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), with effect from 1 April 2022. AMISOM was a central pillar in […]

Inclusive Development and Sustainable Peace

IPSS New Conference Hall

Register here to participate: Here The Institute for Peace and Security Studies, in partnership with the China Africa Institute, is organizing a seminar on 15 June 2023 at the IPSS New Conference Hall at Addis Ababa University in FBE Campus.      

The Conflict in Sudan and Its Geopolitical Impact on the Horn of Africa

Download: Concept Note The Institute for Peace and Security Studies and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Ethiopia have organized the Breakfast Meeting on the theme "The Conflict in Sudan and its Geopolitical Impacts on the Horn of Africa" on the implication of Sudan conflict to security, politics in and humanitarian crisis of the Horn of Africa region.  

The Africa Launch of the 2023 Global Peace Index

Virtual

Download: Concept Note To Participate Register: Here Introduction  As a think tank, IPSS regularly organizes report launches to call attention to the most recent and highly relevant reports (not solely related to peace and security) published by international and/or regional organisations with direct and indirect impact on peace and security in Africa. In line with […]

INCLUSIVE, SAFE AND FREE MOVEMENT: TOWARDS THE AFRICA WE WANT

IPSS New Conference Hall

Download: Concept Note 2023 was designated by the African Union as the Year of “Acceleration of AfCFTA Implementation” in line with Africa’s Agenda 2063. The overall mandate of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to create a single continental market with a population of about 1.3 billion people and a combined GDP of […]

Building Bridges and Creating Positive Peace: Fostering Peaceful Conflict Resolution

Virtual (Zoom)

Download: Concept Note  | Agenda | Registration Here Introduction The Institute for Peace and Security Studies and Institute for Economics and Peace are jointly organizing a briefing session on the theme “Building Bridges and Creating Positive Peace: Fostering Peaceful Conflict Resolution”. This document is developed to guide the coordination of this briefing.

Negotiating Peace in Sudan: Perspectives on Regional Approach

Download: Concept Note The Institute for Peace and Security Studies and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Ethiopia have organized the second session of the Breakfast Meeting on the Conflict in Sudan with the theme "Negotiating Peace in Sudan: Perspectives on Regional Approach".  

Foreign Fighters and Mercenaries: Implications for Silencing the Guns in Africa

Download: Concept Note    |    Join us on Zoom The Institute for Peace and Security Studies, in collaboration with the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC), Pan-African Strategic and Policy Research Group (PANAFSTRAG) International, and the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) is pleased to invite you to the E-Symposium titled “Foreign Fighters […]

African Union (AU) Permanent Membership Transforming G20 to G21: Benefits and Challenges

Virtual (Zoom)

Download: Concept Note | Zoom link Co-organised by the Pan-African Strategic and Policy Research Group (PANAFSTRAG), Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC), Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), Institute of African Studies (IAS) at the Carleton University, and Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS). The Group of 20 (G20), established in 1999, is an […]