African Peacebuilding Network
Supporting independent African research and its integration into global policy communities
Launched in March 2012, the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) supports independent African research on conflict-affected countries and neighboring regions of the continent and the integration of African knowledge into global policy communities.
The APN promotes the visibility of African peacebuilding knowledge among global and regional centers of scholarly analysis and practical action and makes it accessible to key policymakers at the United Nations and multilateral, regional, and national policymaking institutions by improving the quality and enlarging the scale of African research, consolidating the contributions of African researchers and analysts, and connecting African researchers, policy analysts, practitioners, and networks with each other and with policymaking communities around the world.
APN initiatives to advance African debates on peacebuilding and promote African perspectives include competitive research grants and other forms of targeted support, strategy meetings, seminars, grantee workshops, commissioned studies, and the publication and dissemination of research findings.
Program activities are largely organized in Africa and accomplished through cooperation with African research organizations and networks.