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Policy Papers - November 14, 2002

The Infrastructure of Peace in Africa: Assessing the Peacebuilding Capacity of African Institutions

International Peace Institute

 

 

This project stemmed from the Ford Foundation's initial request that IPI's Africa Program generate a database of institutions managing conflicts and crises in Africa. After consultations, the scope of this project was expanded to comprise an assessment of capacity, and determination of the potential institutions to respond to crises and conflicts in Africa. This report is the outcome of that exercise and hopes to guide and facilitate the design of the Ford Foundation's funding strategy for peacebuilding in sub-Saharan Africa. However, this report surveys only a sampling of civil society organizations in Africa, aiming to cover enough of them to serve as a basis for the analytical sections of the document.

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