The Conflict Intervention and Peacebuilding Support Project
The Centre's Conflict Intervention and Peacebuilding Support (CIPS) project provides technical support and training to national, regional, and continental institutions under four themes:
In addition, CIPS has developed three training manuals — on Human Rights and Conflict Management; Women and Leadership; and HIV/AIDS and Peacekeeping Training Manual — which provide Africa-centred training tools, and have been widely disseminated and used to conduct training across the continent.
Africa Programme July 2012 - June 2016: Peacebuilding and Region Building in Africa
During the 2012-2016 phase of the Africa Programme, CIPS will continue to work in post-conflict countries such as Swaziland, Lesotho, and South Sudan, as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi where CCR already has much experience.
The Centre has worked extensively with the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to enhance their capacities to prevent and resolve conflicts, as well as to build sustainable peace.
In relation to its Human Rights and Conflict Management work, CIPS will continue to strengthen the conflict management capacity of African national human rights institutions with which it has worked since 2004.
Africa Programme July 2008 - June 2012: Peacebuilding in Africa
Between 2008 and 20128, the CIPS project focused on four main areas:
The Centre also worked with African national human rights institutions across Africa, and on peacebuilding in the DRC and Burundi, aimed at enhancing the capacity of national actors to prevent and resolve conflicts.
Africa Programme July 2004 - June 2008: Strengthening African Institutions
Between 2004 and 2008, in an effort to build their capacities to contribute effectively to conflict prevention and build sustainable peace within local communities, CCR's regional training cluster provided training interventions and technical support to national, sub-regional and United Nations (UN) bodies in Africa under three themes: