Participants represent 17 countries from across Africa, a conscious decision to bring together experts from diverse backgrounds as experience-sharing and knowledge-transfer amongst peers is an integral component of the programme.
On 18 September 2017, IPSS welcomed the 6th cohort of the Addis Ababa University/ Leipzig University Joint MA in Global Studies. The 10 students joined the ranks of those pursuing a degree in Global Studies with an emphasis on Peace and Security in Africa.
The focus on skills-building related to communication skills, problem-solving, negotiations and mediation positively influences students and youth, especially when simulations and role-plays apply to situations that they encounter in their own lives.
The theme aimed to look at UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security as well as AU instruments on youth, specifically on the role of youth in preventing and combatting violent extremism.