Executive Director: Dr Adekeye Adebajo
The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) seeks to contribute towards a just peace in Africa by promoting constructive, innovative and collaborative approaches to the resolution of conflict and the reduction of violence on the continent. In 2010 the Centre focused its activities on mediation, training, education and research in the field of conflict resolution. The overall goal of CCRs Africa Programme (July 2008 June 2012) is to continue to contribute towards a just and sustainable peace in Africa. The immediate objective is to strengthen the capacity of African institutions and actors to manage conflicts in their own region. CCR also seeks to influence positively and critically policy and academic debates on African security and governance issues by making a substantial contribution to these discourses through providing a neutral platform for diverse African actors.
CCRs Africa Programme consists of the Policy Research and Development (PDR) and the Conflict Intervention and Peacebuilding Support (CIPS) projects. The Programme conducts policy research on: Southern Africas Peacebuilding Challenges; Post-conflict Peacebuilding: the AU, the UN, and Civil Society; HIV/AIDS and Post-conflict Societies; and Peacebuilding: Africa and the European Union. Past research areas focused on South Africas Role in Africa; the United Nations (UN) in Africa; the AU and the New Partnership for Africas Development (NEPAD); and HIV/AIDS and Security. CCR has also implemented training interventions focused around three issues: conflict resolution and human rights; gender and peacebuilding; and earlywarning. CCRs Mediation and Training Services Project seeks to contribute to building conflict resolution capacity in government departments and designing alternative dispute resolution systems; to provide direct, independent third-party mediation in community, political and institutional conflict; and to contribute to efforts that build tolerance among people living in southern Africa.
The CCR also has its own Peace Library which has a strong focus on peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Africa.