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16 APSTA member institutions drawn from the following 12 African countries


African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) was established in 1992 as a South Africa-based civil society organisation, located in Durban, and working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent.
ACCORD's primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. The Centre specialises in peacemaking through conflict management... Read more


Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA)

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Ecole Internationale des Forces de Securité (EIFORCES)

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Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Peace Support Training Centre (FDRE - PSTC)

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Peace Support Training Centre (FDRE - PSTC) was established by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of National Defence in 2010.
This Centre is expected to strengthen Ethiopia’s contribution to United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) peacekeeping and peace support operations at large, and regional security and stability in particular. It is also expected to help in building and sharing Ethiopia’s long years of experience and good practices in peace support operations with other member states .... Read more

Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University (IPSS)

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) was established at Addis Ababa University (AAU) in 2007, following a tripartite agreement between the AAU, the Royal Danish Embassy in Ethiopia, and the University for Peace Africa Programme. 

The IPSS was founded with a vision of a premier higher learning and research institution on peace and security studies, pursuing the mission to promote peace and security in Ethiopia and Africa at large through education, research, and professional development. The vision of the IP... Read More

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) started in February 2005 as an affiliate institute under the registered Trustees of the Public Affairs Foundation (PAF). The registered PAF was founded on 7 December 2004, to promote peace and public centered development in Africa.

The IPCS, as a non-state institute, was founded to respond to the great challenges related to peace and security in the Africa, with much focus on the African Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa. The IPCS was motivated to join APSTA with the aim to work closely ..Read More

International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC)

The Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) was established in January 2001 as part of the Kenyan Defence Staff College, initially focusing on the training of Kenyan forces for UN peacekeeping missions and later African Union Peace Support Operations (PSO). In July 2006 the PSTC became a separate Kenyan MOSD establishment, with initial efforts towards “internationalisation” in 2008. In 2009, the PSTC Karen merged with International Mine Action Training Centre (IMATC) to form the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), while the PSTC was renamed the Peace  ... Read More

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) was founded in 1991 as the Institute for Defence Policy (IDP) by the current Executive Director, Dr. Jakkie Cilliers, together with Mr. PB Mertz and renamed the Institute for Security Studies in 1996, when the its work took on a regional dimension. 

The idea and motivation for the ISS was born during a meeting organised by Institute for Democracy in Africa (IDASA) between a number of concerned South Africans and members of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC, in Lusaka, ... Read More

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)

In May 1998, the Ministry of Defence of Ghana approved plans for the establishment of an International Peacekeeping Training Centre, to build and share Ghana's five decades of experience and competence in Peace Support Operations (PSO), as well as address Ghana's needs for training men and women to meet the changing demands of complex and multidimensional peacekeeping activities, and help meet the peacekeeping training requirements of the West African sub-region and the continent. 
The UN Secretary-General HE Kofi Annan 'cut the sod' for work ... Read More

Malawi Peace Support Operation Training Centre (MPSOTC)

The Peace Support Operations Training Centre was established on 22 March 2004, in order to fill the gap that existed within the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to be able to deploy highly trained and well-equipped contingents and personnel in troubled zones around the World under UN/AU mandate or the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in line with the African Standby Force (ASF) architecture. The vision of PSOTC is to become a centre, which will effectively train MDF units and personnel to deploy in any Peace Support Mission to any other theatre of operation ...Read More

Mali Peacekeeping School Alioune Blondin Beye (EMPABB)

The School of Peacekeeping (Ecole de Maintien de la Paix, EMP) was created in 1999 in Zambakro, Côte d'Ivoire. The Ivorian crisis (2002) compelled the relocation of the school to the Republic of Mali. Three years after its relocation, in 2006, the EMP (Koulikoro) had trained 1,633 officers from 40 African countries in over 40 courses, since its inception in 1999. The School of Peacekeeping “Alioune Blondin Beye” (EMPABB) of Bamako (Republic of Mali) is designed to promote peace across the continent by  strengthening African capacities in Peace Support Operations (PSO) and promoting  ... Read More

National Defence College Nigeria (NDCN)

The National Defence College Nigeria (NDCN) is the apex military training institution for the Nigerian Armed Forces, and a Centre of Excellence for Peace Support Operations training at the strategic level in West Africa.

The NDCN was established in 1992 as the highest military institution for the training of senior military officers in Nigeria, within the framework of long established and strong tri-service military training heritage of the Nigerian Armed Forces with the establishment of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, for cadet training, and the Armed Forces Command and ... Read More

Nigeria Army Peacekeeping Centre (NAPKC)

The Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre (NAPKC) is a Centre of Excellence located in Jaji-Kaduna, Nigeria. The establishment of the Peacekeeping Wing (PKW) at the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps Centre and School in 2004 was prompted by the need to sustain and further develop the capacity of the Nigerian Army, and enhance the output of its peacekeepers. The PKW was upgraded and made an autonomous training institution of the Nigerian Army and renamed the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre in 2009, informed by the future critical role of the Nigerian Army in contemporary ... Read More

Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA)

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SADC Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre (SADC RPTC)

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