Policy Paper: NeTT4Peace, African Perspectives on The New Agenda for Peace, Policy Paper 1, 2023
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- African Union
First NeTT4Peace policy paper.
On 8 February 2023, the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (DPAPS) of the African Union Commission launched the African Union (AU) Network of Think Tanks for Peace (NeTT4Peace) in Addis Ababa. The Network is an initiative of the DPAPS that intends to drive the much-needed strategic partnership between the research community (focusing on governance, peace and security) and the Department. The rationale behind the initiative is to create a structured and focused interface between AU DPAPS and African think and do tanks, in support of collaborative efforts needed to achieve African solutions to African problems.
Membership of the Network is voluntary, inclusive and open to all African think tanks that have a track record in the field. The initiative is expected to enhance the relevance and value of the contribution of African knowledge communities and allow the DPAPS to identify and better utilize evidence-based research to inform policy formulation and strategic decision-making. The Network’s Strategy Group provides strategic direction for the Network and is composed of four members from each of the five AU geographic regions.
The Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) was designated as NeTT4Peace Chair, the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) and the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) -Rwanda as the Vice-Chairs and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) as the Secretariat.