APN Working Papers

Edited by Cyril Obi

“African solutions to African problems” is a favorite mantra of the African Union, but since the 2002 establishment of the African Peace and Security Architecture, the continent has continued to face political, material, and knowledge-related challenges to building sustainable peace. Peacebuilding in Africa has sometimes been characterized by interventions by international actors who lack the local knowledge and lived experience needed to fully address complex conflict-related issues on the continent. And researchers living and working in Africa need additional resources and platforms to shape global debates on peacebuilding as well as influence regional and international policy and practitioner audiences. The APN Working Papers series seeks to address these knowledge gaps and needs by publishing independent research that provides critical overviews and reflections on the state of the field, stimulates new thinking on overlooked or emerging areas of African peacebuilding, and engages scholarly and policy communities with a vested interest in building peace on the continent.

No. 1
The Financing of International Peace Operations in Africa: A Review of Recent Research and Analyses [PDF]
By Corinna Jentzsch

No. 2
Just Peace: Achieving Peace, Justice, and Development in Post-conflict Africa [PDF]
By Dan Kuwali

No. 3
Toward a Community of Practice: ECOWAS and Peace and Security Policy Communities in West Africa [PDF]
By Olawale Ismail

No. 4
The “Chief” and the New Baraza: Harnessing Social Media for Community Policing in Kenya [PDF]
By Duncan Omanga

Related Program

African Peacebuilding Network