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4th ANCIP Workshop in Frankfurt

From 5-7 February 2024, the ANCIP network met for its fourth internal project workshop at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) in Frankfurt am Main.

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Onyinye Nkechi Onwuka on the left talking to Camille Vern (ANCIP) on the right in a conference situation.

Research Stay at African Union Headquarters, Camille Vern

Camille Vern, research fellow and PhD candidate at ANCIP, conducted research at the headquarters of the African Union from the beginning of August until the end of November 2023. During her time in Addis Ababa, she met with relevant stakeholders at the AU, experts on mediation and preventive diplomacy, as...

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ANCIP in Ghana, Field Research Stay by Jasmin Schmitz

In late August of 2023 one of our ANCIP-researchers travelled to Ghana to explore the Ghanian peace structures. Upon her arrival she had the opportunity to discuss peacebuilding mechanisms with public officials, academics and civil society. The objective of this research visit was to understand how different actors work together...

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Highlights from the 3rd ANCIP Workshop

The 3rd ANCIP Workshop, held from July 12 to 14, 2023, in Duisburg, was a significant step for the project. Hosted by the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) at Duisburg-Essen University, this workshop provided a platform for project members to share their research findings, exchange insights, and strategically plan...

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ANCIP at ENIUGH 2023 in Leiden

The ANCIP project convened a panel the Seventh European Congress on World and Global History, held at Leiden University and The Hague from June 29 to July 1, 2023. The conference provided a dynamic platform for scholars and practitioners to delve into diverse aspects of world and global history under...

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Field research stay in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia 2023

Dimpho Deleglise executed her first field study expedition to Addis Ababa from May 16 to June 16, 2023, to investigate the practical implementation and institutional embedding of the African Union's diplomatic engagement in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, via its High-Level Panel of three Special envoys.

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ANCIP at African Futures Conference 2023, Cologne

At this year’s European Conference on African Studies with the theme “African Futures”, the ANCIP network was represented in different capacities. On the 31 May 2023, research fellow S. Elisabeth Warnck presented a paper on “Mapping African Union and ECOWAS meeting and document practices in the area of peace and...

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Main Entrance of the ECOWAS Headquarters in Abuja.

Field Research Stay at ECOWAS by Mona Saleh

Mona Saleh conducted field research in Abuja, Nigeria, from April 9 to April 29, 2023, with the aim of exploring the relationship between ECOWAS and its development partners, specifically focusing on how this relationship shapes ECOWAS’s non-military intervention practices, including mediation, preventive diplomacy, and early warning.

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First Research Stay at the African Union

From mid-October to the end of November, the ANCIP researchers Camille Vern, S. Elisabeth Warnck (ReCentGlobe, University of Leipzig) and Jonas Schaaf (PRIF) conducted research at the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. Setting continental frameworks for peace and security, the AU represents a key actor investigated by the ANCIP...

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ANCIP Kick-off Workshop in Frankfurt

On 11 and 12 July, the ANCIP network met for its first internal project workshop in Frankfurt am Main. During the workshop, ANCIP members presented the research plans and state of the art for each of the seven subprojects. In addition to that, we also discussed topics around field research...

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