Under the theme 'Alternative Dispute Resolution and Peace Studies in Africa: Lessons, Prospects and Challenges', ACCORD and the Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) at California State University, Sacramento, will co-host the 4th International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference from 25 to 26 July 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Organisers recently launched preparations and published a call for papers for this international summit, which will seek to address a gap in knowledge and research on various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms as well as peace and conflict resolution initiatives and their impact in reducing conflicts, increasing peace and development, and promoting social justice in Africa. Within this context, the conference will attempt to identify best practices, common challenges and prospects in addition to providing space for networking, self-assessment, reflection and innovation among practitioners, academics, policymakers, and donors participating in the event.
Abstracts of proposed papers, interactive presentations or panel sessions for the two-day conference should be submitted by 20 March 2014 and may focus on a wide range of topics, including governance disputes, peace education, national reconciliation and transitional justice, gender and women, youth non-violence and leadership, mainstreaming ADR and security interventions and armed conflicts, among several others.
Papers and presentations are invited from all areas of experience and case studies of ADR and peace studies at/by governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations, educational institutions, chambers of commerce, election commissions and many more.
To read more about the conference and submission guidelines, download the Call for Papers:
With its 21 years' experience in conflict resolution in Africa and beyond, ACCORD remains committed to research, apply and advance ADR mechanisms and peace and conflict resolution initiatives across the continent and globally, thus putting the institution in a prime position to co-host this 4th International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference in partnership with CAPCR.