Launched in 2010, MPSA prioritizes problem-solving by using a systematic approach to the challenges that confront practitioners in the field, and in regional and continental institutions.
On 6 October 2019, IPSS welcomed the 15th cohort of its Executive Master’s in Managing Peace and Security in Africa (MPSA). MPSA, a flagship IPSS programme established in conjunction with the African Union, aims to identify and meet the training needs of senior-level staff of the African Union (AU), regional institutions, national governments, multilateral agencies and civil society organizations on peace and security issues.. The regional and thematic focus of the 15th MPSA cohort is on Southern African Development Community (SADC).
During the induction session, IPSS Director Dr. Yonas Adaye chronicled IPSS’ growth since its founding in 2007 to its current status as a leading centre of excellence promoting quality education, research and policy dialogue in the area of peace and security. Mrs. Michelle Ndiaye, Director of the Africa Peace and Security Programme (APSP) and Head of the Tana Forum Secretariat,noted that the purpose of the MPSA programme is to capacitate participants to produce innovative solutions to the peace and security challenges faced by their respective organizations.
The 15th cohort is comprised of 23 participants (19 men, 4 women) from 7 countries, representing 20 different organizations including: the AU, IGAD, and the Zimbabwean, Malawian and Ethiopian governments. MPSA’s modules are delivered by renowned facilitators, expert practitioners and academics. The facilitator of this cohort is Professor Kenneth Omeje.Prof.Omeje is a Visiting Professor at IPSS; Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria; and Director, Manifold Crown Consulting Services in Bradford, UK.
Launched in 2010, MPSA prioritizes problem-solving by using a systematic approach to the challenges that confront practitioners in the field, and in regional and continental institutions. Since its inception, the programme counts over 300 alumni across African continent, drawn from over 60 institutions.
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