Recent News
Jul 19, 2018
CCCPA hosted a reception on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on 26 June 2018. The event was organized in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Interior, and the United Nations Information Centre in Cairo (UNIC). It brought together high-level Egyptian officials, the diplomatic community in Cairo, and the families of five fallen Egyptian peacekeepers who lost their lives in the UN missions in Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, and Angola.   Attendees observed a moment of silence to pay tribute to the fallen Egyptian heroes: Captain Safie-Eldin Ahmed Eid, First Lieutenant ...more
Jul 19, 2018
CCCPA, in collaboration with the German Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) organized a three-day peer coaching training workshop on “Mediation and Diplomacy” from 26-28 June 2018. The workshop aimed to enhance Arab and African capacities, at the regional and continental levels in mediation through sharing experience and best practices. The training brought together 15 mediation advisors from the League of Arab States, the African Union Commission, the Fem-Wise Secretariat, the African Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms (EAC, COMESA, IGAD, ICGLR), as well as senior Egyptian diplomats. Trainers ...more
Jul 18, 2018
The International Advisory Board (IAB) of the CCCPA held its third annual meeting on June 26, 2018. The meeting was chaired by Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Timor Leste, and attended by Ms. Mary Chinery-Hesse, former Deputy-Director General of the International Labor Organization, Ambassador Mona Omar, former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador Aly Erfan, former advisor to the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and Professor of Practice at the American University in Cairo. The meeting was also attended by representatives of CCCPA’s partners, ...more
Jun 04, 2018
Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA organized its second training course for Egyptian diplomats on “Facing the Media”, from 27-31 May 2018.    The five-day training aimed to enhance the skills of 37 junior Egyptian diplomats on facing the media including conducting TV interviews and press conferences.   The training is specifically designed to introduce diplomats to the methods and strategies of interaction with the media. It covers issues such as the list of invitees, press-kit, and techniques of addressing questions (profiling, setting, audience, and key message). In addition to the theoretical content, the trainers, ...more
May 29, 2018
Today, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers under the theme: “70 years of Service and Sacrifice”. The celebration is not only to pay tribute to the people who have served and continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations, but also to honour fallen heroes, who have lost their lives to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”. On this day in 1948, the Security Council authorized the deployment of a few military observers to the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Since then, more than one million men and women from more than 120 countries ...more
May 01, 2018
Cairo, Egypt – Following the successful conclusion of CCCPA’s expert workshop, titled “Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Countering Extremist Narratives Conducive to Terrorism in the East and Horn of Africa”, the Center was invited to brief the Plenary meeting of the Working Group on Capacity Building in East Africa of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) on the workshop’s key findings and recommendations on 18 April 2018.    The workshop, which was organized in cooperation with the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 15-16 April 2018, brought together ...more
May 01, 2018
Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA conducted its seventh training on Preventing Radicalization and Extremism Leading to Terrorism (PRELT) in Africa, from 25–29 April. This training comes as part of the current UNDP project funded by the Government of Japan, “Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa  III - 2017-2018”.   The training is the first of its kind in Africa to approach the prevention of radicalization as a community-based activity, using traditional and Islamic inclusive narratives. The program aims to equip local leaders and influencers with the necessary knowledge and skills to refute ...more
Apr 29, 2018
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA conducted another pre-deployment training (PDT) course for Egyptian peacekeeping forces who will be joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA). 155 peacekeepers attended the training which took place from 15-19 April 2018.   The curriculum is based on UN Peacekeeping PDT Standards and covers topics such as UN peacekeeping operation principles; protection of civilians, the nature of conflict in the respective country; international humanitarian law and human rights; the role of gender and women in peacekeeping, and rules of ...more
Apr 25, 2018
Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a fourth phase of cooperation in support of peace and security in Africa on April 24, 2018. The project signing ceremony was hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. H.E. Ambassador Hany Selim, Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation for Development, Randa Aboul-Hosn, UNDP Egypt Country Director and  Minister Plenipotentiary Ashraf Swelam, CCCPA Director General, signed the project document extending Japanese support to CCCPA for the 11th consecutive year.   The project ...more
Apr 18, 2018
Cairo, Egypt – The first training course on “Gender-Sensitive Media Coverage in Conflict Situations” was held from 15-18 April 2018.  The training, organized in collaboration with UN Women, brought together 26 media professionals covering conflict areas from the Arab World. The countries represented were Libya, Iraq, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Jordan, in addition to Egypt.   CCCPA’s decision to launch this new and innovative program comes as a recognition of the important role that professional media plays in societies in times of peace and war. According to UN Women, “The ...more
Apr 01, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden – CCCPA participated in the workshop organized by the Challenges Forum Secretariat from 8-9 March 2018, to revise and update the “Considerations for Mission Leadership in UN Peace Operations Study”, published in 2010. The workshop brought together the co-chairs of the Leadership Toolkit Project with the aim to critically review the content of the Considerations Study and support the development of additional pedagogical tools.   The workshop addressed key emerging issues facing today’s mission leaders, including strengthening political engagements, protection of civilians, operating in ...more
Apr 01, 2018
Cairo, Egypt - In partnership with the Integrated Training Service (ITS) of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support (UNDPKO/DFS), CCCPA organized the United Nations Senior National Planners Course (UN-NPC), from 17-29 March 2018. This was the first time for the course to be held in Africa and the Arab world.      The UN-NPC brought together 30 senior officials and national planners from 22 current and emerging Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries (TCCs-PCCs) for a two-week training course, conducted by a team of senior UN trainers, instructors, mentors and ...more
Recent Publications
Cairo Occasional Papers 3
"ورشة عمل "المنظومة الإفريقية لإعادة الإعمار والتنمية في مرحلة ما بعد الصراع وعلاقتها بالسياق الأممي لبناء واستدامة السلام
الدور المصري في إعادة الإعمار والبناء في أفريقيا: طبيعة الاستجابة، التجارب المنافسة، مواطن القوة والضعف

 
Cairo Occasional Papers 2
 "ورشة عمل "المنظومة اإلفريقية إلعادة اإلعمار والتنمية في مرحلة ما بعد الصراع وعالقتها بالسياق األممي لبناء واستدامة السالم"

الخبرة األفريقية في إعادة اإلعمار والتنمية في أعقاب انتهاء الصراعات: رؤية تقييمية
 
Policy Brief 5
Setting the Stage for the UNGA’s High-Level Thematic Debate on UN, Peace and Security: Reflections and Key Messages from Regional Meetings, May 2016
Cairo Occasional Papers 1
What Do U.S. Mid-Term Elections Mean For Africa?
 
Recent Interviews
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 لقاء مع مدير مركز القاهرة الدولي على هامش استضافة المؤتمر السنوي لرابطة مراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية للمؤتمر السنوي للرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
  التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 09, 2017
Welcome message from Director General Ashraf Swelam for the 23rd Annual IAPTC Conference, Cairo, 11-14 September ...watch
Tribute to the Fallen Heros

The Cairo Center pays tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of peace. We celebrate their courage and dedication, while honoring their sacrifice.