Conflict Prevention, Management and Reduction in Africa

Open seminar - registration required

Wed 14.6.2006
Auditorium of the Parliament of Finland
New Annex Building, Arkadiankatu 3, Helsinki

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (UPI-FIIA) and the Centre for International Cooperation and Security (CICS) at the University of Bradford have recently completed a research project on Conflict Prevention, Management and Reduction in Africa.

The CPMR in Africa project has produced eight reports highlighting important aspects of conflict prevention, management and reduction in sub-Saharan Africa. After opening remarks by a representative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, three researchers who participated in the project presented insights from the research, please see the attached agenda for further details. The eight reports cover the following:

1. CPMR in Africa: Issues and Priorities Review

2. Developing International Capacities for Crisis Management and Crisis
Response in Africa

3. Support for DDR and SSR after Conflicts in Africa: Lessons-Learnt and
New Agendas in Africa

4. Promoting Democratisation, Good Governance, Human Rights Protection and Conflict Prevention in Africa

5. Addressing the Political Economies of Armed Conflict in Africa

6. Conflict Sensitive Development Aid in Africa

7. Trade, Economic Co-operation and CPMR in Africa

8. Access to freshwater and CPMR in Africa

See the event programme

If you would like to learn more about the project or attend the publication event, please contact Charly Salonius-Pasternak at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs ( or +358 9 4342 0746).