In 2010 the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at the Addis Ababa University (AAU), in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), started the Managing Peace and Security in Africa programme (MPSA). So far, 16 cohorts of participants have enrolled in the programme with over 300 alumni. IPSS is seeking to calibrate alumni engagement through various means, including organizing an annual alumni conference.
The MPSA alumni conference for 2021 will be a two-day event (27 and 28 May 2021) that will bring together alumni from different cohorts. The event will be an excellent opportunity for alumni to present and share experiences with fellow alumni formally and informally to strengthen relevant professional and individual networks.
The conference will have a hybrid format. There will be panel discussions (primarily online) with representatives from the MPSA alumni. The first day of the conference, 27 May 2021, will have a hybrid set-up.
The objective of this conference is to establish a vibrant alumni community for MPSA participants, offering a platform to exchange ideas among MPSA alumni; and creating a network that is alumni-focused and driven.