New conflict analysis and insights reports offer practical information to decision-makers in peace and security
“We believe that the data, analysis and insights each report contains will help to regularly inform peace actors involved in building sustainable peace in Africa.”
21 February 2018
The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at Addis Ababa University is pleased to announce the creation of a new research product named the Conflict Analysis and Insights Reports. The purpose of the reports is to provide analysis and recommendations to assist the African Union (AU), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Member States and development partners in decision making and in the implementation of peace and security-related instruments.
Dr. Mesfin Gebremichael, Coordinator of the Peace & Security Reports Project at IPSS, said, “The reports offer easily accessible briefings to regional and international decision makers and scholars who are involved in resolving and transforming African conflicts.”
The first round of reports provides an overview of the conflicts in Burundi, Libya and Nigeria. Each section details the conflict situation in the selected country, examining the causes of the conflict, its actors and conflict dynamics, before leading to a closer look of the possible scenarios, the current response assessment and the strategic options for national, regional and international stakeholders. In addition, a conflict timeline attached to the annex of each report enables readers to quickly scan through major events in a country’s history.
“We believe that the data, analysis and insights each report contains will help to regularly inform peace actors involved in building sustainable peace in Africa,” Dr. Mesfin added.
The Peace & Security Reports Project, which falls under the Research Unit at IPSS, was formed to provide regular briefs and analysis on conflict-prone countries on the continent, as well as critical appraisals of interventions by various African actors. Other interrelated activities within the Project include the annual African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Impact Report and the AU/RECs Resource Desk, which operates based on individual requests from the AU, RECs and Member States.
To download the reports, visit our website at www.ipss-addis.org/publications.