Martha Mutisi is a lecturer in the Master of Peace and Governance program at the Institute of Peace, Leadership, and Governance (IPLG), Africa University, Zimbabwe. She is also the course facilitator in the Executive Master’s in Peace and Security in Africa (MPSA) program at the Institute of Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Mutisi graduated with a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University (GMU), Virginia, USA. She also holds a Master’s degree in peace and governance from Africa University, a Master’s degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Zimbabwe, and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology (with honors) from the University of Zimbabwe.

Peacebuilding in Congo | July 26, 2015

Redefining Peacekeeping: The Force Intervention Brigade in the Democratic Republic of Congo

“The coming together of the UN, AU, SADC, and ICGLR to conceptualize and operationalize the FIB demonstrates that hybridization in peacekeeping can work, especially if each intergovernmental organization is allowed to bring to the table its interoperable strengths. African countries provide the troops and equipment to form the brigade, while the UN provides the funding and logistical coordination. When peacekeeping operations are undertaken cooperatively, positive results are easier to achieve.”

Photo credit to MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti via Flickr user MONUSCO Photos. Taken on July 17, 2013. CC BY-SA 2.0. Image cropped to fit screen. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/monusco/9314136394/
FIB South African infantry units listen to a briefing during training.