The nature of conflict is constantly evolving; while interstate conflicts have decreased, intrastate conflicts continue to be on the rise. Conflicts have become more protracted, complex, and deadly with civilians bearing the brunt of the suffering. State fragility, proliferation of non-state armed actors, and unconventional threats such as climate disasters and disease epidemics, are amongst several challenges impeding and/or reversing human and economic development.
In the face of these challenges, the international community is shifting its attention from “conflict management” to “conflict prevention” that is not only operational but structural in nature focusing on addressing the root drivers of conflicts, and creating the conditions necessary for positive peace. As such, peacemaking and peacebuiling efforts must be be exerted at all phases of the conflict cycle, with national governments at the forefront of such efforts.
CCCPA training courses under the Peacemaking and Peacebuilding Unit cover conflict analysis; dialogue, negotiation and mediation; early warning and early response; crisis management; and media and conflict. Additionally, the Unit convenes policy dialogues on conflict prevention, peacemaking, and peacebuilding. Most recently, CCCPA organized the first African consultations for the upcoming 2020 UNPBA Review, held in November 2019, in the African Union Headquarters.
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