The Network of Think Tanks for Peace (NeTT4Peace) was launched in Addis Ababa on 8 February 2023 with a vision of having a peaceful, secure and prosperous Africa. Its mission is to provide a strategic interface between knowledge communities and the African Union for effective policymaking and impactful implementation towards the Africa We Want. The Network bridges the gap between theory and practice and offers high value in ensuring evidence-based programming and decision-making by the AU on issues of governance, peace and security in Africa are founded on facts. Overall, NeTT4Peace contributes to the strengthening of the African agency within the continent and beyond. Independence, impartiality, credibility, integrity, and accountability are the core principles of the Network. The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will serve as the pioneer secretariat and will collaborate closely with the African Union to kickstart the operation of the Network.
Participant Think tanks included: the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding (CCCPA), The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), The Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Amani Africa, African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), IPAR-Rwanda, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Nkafu Policy Institute, Institut Interculturel pour la paix dans la Région des Grands Lacs (Pole Institute), Centre de Recherche en Économie Appliquée pour le Développement (CREAD), Centre for Policy Research AFRIA (CPRA) and Groupe d’Etudes sur les Conflits la Sécurité Humaine.