Housed within the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Africa Peace Program was established with the goals of:
- Development of a critical mass of senior level mid-career management executives and prominent, progressive public opinion/political leaders in Africa.
- Development of a stable high level cadre of conflict resolution professionals with specialized expertise in intractable and emerging public policy disputes at state, national, and sub-regional levels.
- Creation of a sustainable structure for dedicated, consistent Africa conflict resolution training/retraining, practicum and research on best practices, through the and endowment.
This unique, one of a kind, Africa Peace Fellows training program is envisioned to ultimately create a robust cadre or network of the next generation of African peace leaders, or peacecorps leadership that is ultimately, deliberatively dedicated to promoting the societal goal of a culture of peace.
The majority of the conflict resolution training programs in Africa are driven by donor support. Arguably, donor funding for such training programs fluctuates in its frequency and level of support. To maintain Africa’s continued progress or gains in the global peace index, there is a need for the development of a training infrastructure that is sustainable and supportive of both continental and national peace and security agenda, with a long-term vision and strategic plan. Supporting the Africa Peace Program at Sacramento State will help meet existing key gaps in creating internal capacity for transformative conflict resolution systems. Thank you in advance for your support.