African Agency in Peace and Security: Peace Operations and Maritime Security

PRIF co-hosts webinar on peace operations in Africa

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The Inter­national Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) in colla­boration with the GIZ support to the Kofi Annan Inter­national Peace­keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and Peace Re­search Institute Frank­furt (PRIF), Germany, will convene a virtual seminar on ‘African Agency in Peace Ope­rations, Peace­building and Maritime Security’ on 27 January 2021. The seminar will provide a platform for practitioners and scholars to dis­cuss the progress, limits and oppor­tunities for African agency in matters of peace and security particularly on issues relating to peace operations and maritime security.


When: 27 January 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 o'clock GMT
Where: Webinar (Online) | Event Registration

Program and Topics

Peace Operations: A multi-agency approach | 10:15am – 10:55am GMT

  • The Politics of Inter­ventions within the African Peace and Security Archi­tecture (APSA) by Dr. Christian Ani
  • Power im­balances and peace building: a partici­patory approach between local and inter­national actors by Samantha Ruppel, Researcher, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

Maritime Security | 10:55 – 11:45am GMT

  • Maritime security off the coasts of the Eastern and Western African region by Dr. Dirk Siebels
  • Assessing Maritime Security Coordi­nation Mecha­nism for Kenya’s Blue Economy by Kioi James Mbugua, Applied Re­searcher at IPSTC

Countering Violent Extremism | 11:45 – 12:25pm GMT

  • Influence of Preventing and Coun­tering Violent Extremism Measures on Youth Resilience: A Case of Mombasa County, Kenya by Major Saidi Mwachinalo, Applied Researcher at IPSTC
  • Re­habilitation and re­integration of the re­turnees in the Horn of Africa by Prof. Samuel Nyanchoga, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Catholic Uni­versity of Eastern Africa

Open Discussion | 12:25pm – 12:45pm GMT

  • What does a Joe Biden Presidency mean for the above?
  • How has COVID-19 affected Africa Agency in Peace Ope­rations?
  • moderated by: Dr. Michael Sitawa, Applied Researcher (IPSTC)

Closing | 12:45pm – 13:00pm GMT