IPCR to host first International Conference on Conflict Prevention, Resolution in Africa

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), in conjunction with the Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa (IDRA) of the University of South Africa are set for the maiden edition of International Conference on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in Africa.

The Conference is aimed at strengthening the socio-cultural and academic relations between Nigeria and South Africa. It would also explore ways of managing disputes without resorting to violence or bloodshed in Africa particularly in the post-xenophobic violence.

The conference with a theme: Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in Africa: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective Towards African Development is scheduled to hold in Abuja from 25th to 29thNovember 2019.

The sub-themes of the conference include Inter-tribal, inter- state conflicts and xenophobia/afrophobia; Rule of law and governance in Africa; Intersection between African law and Eurocentric legal system on matters of dispute/conflict resolution as well as Election Governance and democracy in Africa; management of electoral processes and post- election dispute and conflict, among others.

 The conference is a multi-disciplinary, intradisciplinary and trans-disciplinary (MIT) approaches towards understanding and explaining the phenomenon of conflicts and development in Africa.  

Participants with strong and vibrant academic and research backgrounds are expected to come from all over the world.

The Director General Institute for peace and Conflict Resolution Dr. Bakut T. Bakut would declare the event open.

The Minister and the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs Ambassador Geoffrey Onyema and Ambassador Zubairu Dada are expected to grace the occasion.

The Chairman, local organizing committee, Dr. Joseph Ochogwu explained that quite a number of abstracts have been received from across the world which dwell on the conference’s sub-themes and related issues.

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