Regional conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Africa: pathway for the New Agenda for Peace

The New Agenda for Peace must recognise and promote African agency and leadership in regional responses to crises on the continent.

The United Nations Secretary-General’s proposal for a New Agenda for Peace (NAP) is a timely call to address the critical gaps in global multilateralism. This report provides African perspectives on selected aspects of the NAP. It argues that existing prevention and peacebuilding frameworks must be revitalised. Global, regional and sub-regional decision-making processes should be aligned and existing partnerships must be revisited, enhanced and deepened as required. Adequate resourcing is also needed for African peace support operations and peacebuilding endeavours.

About the authors

Dr Dawit Yohannes is Project Manager and Senior Researcher in the Training for Peace project, ISS Addis Ababa.

Dr Andrews Atta-Asamoah is Head of the African Peace and Security Governance programme, ISS Addis Ababa.

Dr Emmaculate Asige Liaga is a Researcher in the Training for Peace project, ISS Addis Ababa.

Dr Ndubuisi Christian Ani is a Senior Researcher and Project Coordinator in the ENACT programme at the ISS based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Priyal Singh is a Senior Researcher in the Africa in the World project, ISS Pretoria.

Meressa Kahsu Dessu is a Senior Researcher and Training Coordinator, ISS Addis Ababa.

Image: © Amelia Broodryk/ISS

Development partners
This report is published as part of the Training for Peace (TfP) programme funded by the Government of Norway. The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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