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Peacebuilding
in Africa

Peacebuilding
in Africa

Our Work in Peacebuilding in Africa

Africa, in all its diversity, remains a continent marked by stark contrasts, with entrepreneurial energy and economic dynamism in some parts and severe governance challenges and intractable conflicts in others. In this environment, and despite the improved capacities of pan-African institutions, peacebuilding—a notion that continues to evolve along with the field itself—has fallen short of ensuring sustainable peace. To strengthen the field of peacebuilding on the continent, the Peacebuilding in Africa subprogram, which is a joint initiative between the International Peace and Security and the Higher Education and Research in Africa programs, supports efforts to promote peacebuilding scholarship within Africa, connect African experts with regional and international peacebuilding communities, and draw applicable lessons from other regions of the world. Grants aim to advance policy-relevant research, disseminate and apply key insights, strengthen expertise, and promote international cooperation among scholars and institutions.