We care for peace and development in Africa

Our work falls into the following broad categories

Policy analysis and advocacy

Through this programme, we conduct research on critical issues at the intersection of peace and development in Africa and disseminate research findings as widely as possible through publications, forums and electronic media, with in mind particularly sectoral, local and national leaders.

To that end, the organisation also invites these leaders to participate in panel discussions, symposia and other related forums and events. Through its ‘associateship’ approach, the Institute attracts researchers from diverse disciplines, institutions and countries to contribute to its collection of thematic and ad hoc research for the benefit of its work. Topical themes of particular interest include:

  • Gender equality and women’s rights
  • Governance systems and human security
  • Land ownership and agrarian systems
  • Environment and climate change.
  • Capacity building

    Through this programme, we conduct training courses and workshops for peace actors and activists on issues at the intersection of peace and development in Africa with a view to enhancing their knowledge and skills for effective participation in and managing of peace projects and activist campaigns.

    Through its ‘associateship’ approach, the Institute attracts freelance course developers and trainers from diverse disciplines, institutions and countries to contribute to its pool of expertise for the benefit of its work. Its flagship course programme in this respect is:

  • Managing Peace Projects in Africa (MPEPA).
  • Peace education

    Through this programme, and working in collaboration with other member organisations of the Nhimbe-Ilima Collaborative for Development (NICD), we conduct civic awareness and peace education in communities and schools with a view to enhancing participants’ civic responsibility, peaceability and capacity to intervene in local level conflicts. Course programmes run to date include:

  • Peace and the Constitution of Zimbabwe (run in collaboration with the International Peace Project [IPP, UK])
  • Strengths-based community peace-building.
  • Publishing

    SIPD publishes Southern Peace Review Journal (ISSN: 2227-8974) (a refereed journal), books and occasional papers based on research by its own staff, associates as well as researchers and academics in Africa and across the globe.

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