Peace and conflict institute to run Sida Africa peace course
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University has been awarded a contract by Sida to run an international training programme, Peace and Security in Africa (PASA).
The contract will be carried out by a consortium that includes the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) and In-Develop-IPM AB.
The programme will be carried out during 2011-2013.
The purpose of the programme is to increase the capacity of regional organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa to prevent, manage and resolve armed conflicts on the continent.
It will aim to build the capacity and competence of organisations in regional and national work for peace and security, and to strengthen regional networks working on these issues.
The programme includes courses in Uppsala in October and in Durban next March. The target group is African inter-governmental or non-governmental regional organisations that focus on issues related to peace and security in Sub-Saharan Africa.