About

Welcome to Kujenga Amani (Swahili for “building peace”), the digital forum of the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).

The APN promotes the visibility and dissemination of high-quality African research-based knowledge and informed commentary by African experts among critical constituencies in global centers of scholarly analysis, policy, and practical action, including, but not limited to, key policymakers at the United Nations, African Union, and other multilateral organizations, as well as regional and national policymaking institutions.

Kujenga Amani is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on peacebuilding in Africa. It serves as a space for connecting researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and organizations working on diverse aspects of peacebuilding; a venue for conversations about the critical challenges confronting peacebuilding in conflict-affected regions of the continent; and a laboratory for probing the connections between African and global peace and security. It shares news on innovative research, from reviews of publications on African peacebuilding to reflections by scholars and policy actors to briefs on Africa-related peace initiatives, including reports on APN-supported research, fieldwork, and projects.

For more information on the African Peacebuilding Network or the Kujenga Amani forum, contact apn@ssrc.org.

Editor-in-Chief: Cyril Obi

Editor: Jocelyn Perry

Production Editor: Jennifer Sherys-Rivet