Areas of Interest
Peacebuilding is an intervention that is designed to prevent the start or resumption of violent conflict by creating a sustainable peace. AIPECT undertakes to join initiatives to effectively contribute to ensuring durability of peace in all African countries through preventive actions. This entails all activities and forms of intervention that seek to prevent potential conflicts from erupting, mainly by addressing the possible triggers of violent or nonviolent confrontations. Also, it covers societal resilience building through the implementation of training workshops, and opening profound debates over the main concerns of local communities, paving the way for subsequent capacity-building interventions.
AIPECT seeks to bring to limelight the key challenges facing security in Africa and at the international level as well. Our work centers around three prominent axes:
- Promoting awareness of the existing political, military, ethnic, religious and other important security dimensions that could have impact on conflicts in Africa, in order of course to influence the implementation of sound and peace and security policies.
- Addressing the root causes of terrorism, organized crime and human trafficking, including extremism, food insecurity and famine and, obviously, poverty.
- Providing strategic insight for pathways of cooperation between Morocco and other African countries with regard to issues like peace and security; democracy and governance; economic growth, trade and investment, education and culture.
- Human Development
AIPECT operates hand in hand with other governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Morocco and elsewhere to promote human development in African countries, with more focus on programs that target youth and women. We are more aware of the fact that sustainable peace is possible only by bringing into play development plans that touch upon the needs of people. We also believe that any conceptualization for development in Africa should emanate from below, other than being crafted with centralized approaches that ignore local aspirations. with this mind, AIPECT aims to:
- work with other stakekolders to highlight the key challenges facing development in african countries, without overlooking needs of local communities.
- stregthen the capacities of local actors, including nongovernmental organizations, in areas related to fundraising, negotiation, project management, networking skills, goal setting, etc.
What They Are Saying
AIPECT is growing fast into an international platform for the promotion of peace and stability discourse. The organization’s extensive networking among the community of peace scholars , security analysts, and development workers in Africa is evident. Also, it’s ever-ready stand-by volunteers is one of its strength , coupled with its emphasis on equal representation for all social categories and principle of inclusivity.
AIPECT, is a young and activist organization that is highly committed to the promotion of human rights, peace, security and development in Africa. Its strong points includes its dynamism, collaborative spirit and strong commitment to pan-Africanism, regional and global peace. AIPECT is already proving to be an excellent partner, and a credible platform for networking and cooperation.
AIPECT is an example of those institutions created to nurture African scholars on peacebuilding, peacemaking and peacekeeping. AIPECT, despite its young age is already positioning itself as a leading institution of peacebuilding in Northern Africa.
The African Institute for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (AIPECT), within few years of its existence, made tremendous impact in peacebuilding and conflict management in Africa. I came in contact with AIPECT, and can attest to the Institute’s immense contribution to peacebuilding and conflict management in Africa, due largely to the commitment, capacity and competences of the team that drive its vision and mission.