Leadership and Higher Education in Africa

The comparison of the high intensity and frequency of conflicts in Africa vis-à-vis the number of higher education institutions devoted to peace and security studies highlights a significant gap in the way that higher education institutions have/have not prioritised these subjects as necessary for understanding conflict dynamics and peacebuilding on the continent. This research cluster aims to examine the status of peace and security research in African institutions of higher learning and the extent to which this addresses the root cause of conflicts to produce relevant, African–led knowledge to manage conflict and enhance peacebuilding practices on the continent. It will also engage the interaction between these institutions of higher learning and the reality of peace and security on the continent. This builds on recent research by the ALC on the engagement of institutions of higher learning with peace and security studies.
 

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