Founded in 1994 by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and re-charted in June 2017 by a Prime Ministerial Decree, the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, is an Egyptian public agency specialized in training, capacity building and research in the fields of peace and security in Africa and the Middle East. It is the successor of the Cairo Regional Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA).
CCCPA is an African Union Center of Excellence, and the only civilian training center on issues of peace and security in the Arab world.
Through its research and convening activities, it has established itself as a leading voice from the Global South on a wide range of topics, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding.
The Center is currently the Executive Secretariat of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development
, and the Secretariat of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers (IAPTC)
, and the Board of Directors of the African Peace Support Association (IAPSTA). It is also the Chairman of the Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Training Group (IDDRTG).