A general view shows the headquarters of the African Union (AU) building in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri


The Great Lakes, Central Africa, and the Horn of Africa have been a longstanding focus of CPPF programming, given the organization’s deep knowledge and experience, and the breadth of UN investments in these areas. CPPF has supported the development of regional strategies in these regions and the good offices of various UN Special Envoys. Ongoing programming has also focused on the Sahel region and country-specific cases through the prevention lens across the continent. In addition to working with UN Headquarters in New York, CPPF collaborates with a number of UN missions such as MINUSCA (Central African Republic), MONUSCO (Democratic Republic of Congo), UNOCA (Central Africa), UNMISS (South Sudan), and the recently established UNITAMS (Sudan) to take stock of developing trends over a multitude of issues such as armed groups, displacement, political dialogues, and electoral processes. Drawing from CPPF’s vast networks of scholars and practitioners who work on or in the region, CPPF has helped UN officials and their international partners identify new methods of engagement to better address the regional political, security, and economic dynamics driving violence in the region.