At Kujenga Amani, African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantee Jacinta Mwende Maweu (2015) writes on the importance of Kenyan media in countering the Al-Shabaab menace
Kujenga Amani (Swahili for “building peace”) is a digital forum for the exchange of ideas and information on peacebuilding in Africa. A project of the African Peacebuilding Network (APN), it serves as a space for connecting researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and organizations working on diverse aspects of peacebuilding, a venue for conversations about the critical challenges confronting peacebuilding in conflict-affected regions of the continent, and a laboratory for probing the connections between African and global peace and security. span> span=""> /> span=""> />> /> span=""> />> />> />> />Kujenga Amani shares news on innovative research, from reviews of publications on African peacebuilding to reflections by scholars and policy actors to briefs on Africa-related peace initiatives, including reports on APN-supported research, fieldwork, and projects.
The APN promotes the visibility and dissemination of high-quality African research-based knowledge and informed commentary by African experts among critical constituencies in global centers of scholarly analysis, policy, and practical action, including, but not limited to, key policymakers at the United Nations, African Union, and other multilateral organizations, as well as regional and national policymaking institutions.