peace keeping studies

Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution,

 Peace Keeping and Peace Building (CCCPA)


In 1994, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs founded the Cairo Regional Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) as an independent, non-partisan center of excellence in training, capacity building and research in the fields of conflict prevention and resolution, crisis management, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, transnational threats, and preventing radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism.

The Center’s mandate is the non-violent prevention and mitigation of conflict in Africa, primarily through supporting African local, national, regional, and continental actors in their efforts to achieve peace, security and prosperity in Africa.

CCCPA is an African Union center of excellence. It is the only civilian peace training, education and capacity building center in the Arab world. 


Government of Japan, UNDP, Ford Foundation, NATO, CMC Finland, African Union, UNDPKO, UNPBC, IOM, IIHL. 


Training Programs:

CCCPA offers integrated training programs targeting the three components of peace support operations: civilian, military and police.

Peace Keeping:

 Strategic Level Courses include: Senior Mission Leaders Training 

Operational Level Courses include: Mapping Exercise Training, Planning of Field Training

Tactical Level Courses include: Protection of Civilians, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Gender in peace operations

Peace building and democratic transition:  Constitution Writing - Legislative Process- Transitional Justice -Crisis Management- Media and Conflict

Border Management

As a Think Tank:

In addition to its mandate, CCCPA also serves as a leading think tank in the areas of African peace and security and a major voice in critical policy debates about the continent’s peace, security and governance issues. CCCPA invites prominent experts in the field of African Peace keeping to give lectures and conferences at its headquarters. Moreover CCCPA issues a number of policy briefs , reports and publications about its operations. 

In addition to all of that, CCCPA adopts a monitoring and evaluation mechanism which allows it to determine the main challenges that face the peacekeeping operations in Africa and best methods to improve them. 

Egypt and Peace Keeping Missions:

Egypt is a longstanding and committed contributor to UN peacekeeping operations. Egypt’s first contribution to UN peacekeeping was in 1960 in the Congo. Since then, Egypt has contributed to 37 UN missions with over 30,000 peacekeepers, deployed in 24 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Egypt has consistently been among the top contributors to peacekeeping operations in the world. It currently provides more than 3,200 military and police personnel who serve under the flag of the United Nations in 9 peace missions, namely: UNAMID, MONUSCO, UNOCI, UNIMIL, UNAMI, UNMISS, MINUSMA, MINURSO and MINUSTAH. Egypt has lost 28 of its peacekeepers while serving the cause of peace.

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