Arab League signs Mou with CCCPA to strengthen cooperation in conflict resolution

Sami Hegazi
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Assistant Secretary-General for International Political Affairs at the Arab League Khaled bin Mohammed Manzalawi and Ambassador Ahmed Abdel Latif, Director of the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) have signed a memorandum of understanding in Cairo.

The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation between the Arab League and the CCCPA in areas of common interest, especially conflict resolution, peace-building and its sustainability, as well as to activate the relationship between peace and security efforts and development,

This is based on the common recognition of the importance of joining efforts to build the capacities of Arab cadres in these areas.

This step represents the establishment of the concept of real cooperation between the two sides through joint programs, regular consultations and training courses, which enhances the benefits in the respective fields.

The two sides agreed to organize a number of seminars and workshops to achieve the desired goals, objectives and results.

The cooperation extends to several areas of common interest, the most important of which are: conflict resolution, strengthening capacities for dialog, negotiation and mediation, issues related to capacity-building in the field of peacekeeping and peace-building, issues of women, peace and security, cross-border threats with regard to combating human trafficking and illegal migration, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, prevention of radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism, and climate change.

The signing of the memorandum coincides with Egypt’s assumption of the presidency of the 159th session of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level, and is part of building on previous cooperation activities, including the first in-person training of the Arab Network for Women Peace Mediators in November 2017


It should be noted that the CCCPA is the only civilian peacekeeping training center in the Arab world. Additionally, its mandate includes the field of peace-building and it has the ability to carry out its activities in Arabic language. It also performs the secretarial functions of the International Association of peacekeeping training centers (IAPTC) and the secretarial functions of the Aswan forum for sustainable peace and development.

The CCCPA has been selected to head the African network of peace and security centers NETT4PEACE, which was recently launched by the African Union (AU).

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