About the Project

Research on African non-military conflict intervention practices (ANCIP)

Since 1 April 2022 a joint research project on African non-military conflict intervention practices (ANCIP) commences at the Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe), Leipzig University, the Leibniz Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), and the Institute For Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen. Financially, the project is generously supported under the Federal Ministry of Education’s funding line “Promotion of research groups in the field of peace and conflict research. Strengthening and further development of peace and conflict research”. The four year project is led by Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (Institute for African Studies, Leipzig University), together with Dr. Antonia Witt who is head of the research group „African Intervention Politics“ at PRIF and Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann who is the director of INEF. Institutionally the network is anchored at the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics.

Participating Institutions


Reconsidering African Union / ECOWAS responses to UCGs: The recent wave of coups d’état in Africa

On April 18, 2022, the newly established ANCIP research project kickstarted its work with an insightful roundtable discussion on the recent wave of unconstitutional changes of government in Africa. The panelists were the principal investigators of the newly founded ANCIP project, Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (University Leipzig), Dr. Antonia Witt (Senior Researcher at PRIF, Frankfurt) and Prof. Christof Hartmann (Director of INEF, Duisburg-Essen), and Ambassador Said Djinnit. The roundtable was part of the annual conference of the ReCentGlobe at Leipzig University and was followed by an international audience both online and in-person with great interest.