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Stragetic Priorities

With special focus on the Greater Horn and the Great Lakes region, NPI-Africa will contribute towards the deepening and advancement of peace in Africa through three interlinked strategic priorities. These priorities are: Actions for Peace, Research, Learning and Policy, and Organizational Development and Institutional Strengthening. Informed by a thorough context analysis, involvement with selective emerging or on-going peace processes and linkages with strategic actors, the organization will assume the role of a strategic facilitator toward policy formulation and peace praxis.

Actions for Peace Strategy
The Actions for Peace strategy calls for response to emerging crises as well as dealing with long term structural issues that have potential for violent conflict. In collaboration with key decision and policymakers at various levels of society, this strategy will be operationalized through a series of activities that include intervention strategies, capacity building, facilitating dialogue and reconciliation processes, contributing to early warning and early response mechanisms, and strengthening strategic partnerships.

Historical (perceived or imagined) injustices and 'unreconciled' social relations are among the hurdles encountered during political transition, especially in post-conflict situations. NPI-Africa will continue to work on transitional justice issues with emphasis on healing and reconciliation among communities in the new nation of South Sudan, in Somalia and in Eastern DRC. Collaboration with and building the capacity of partners supported by donors will also form part of NPI-Africa's intervention.

NPI-Africa's multiple strategic partnerships will remain instrumental in lobbying and advocating for actions toward a realization of the peaceful society. Building on these partnerships will amplify NPI-Africa's voice and provide critical leverage within the policy community at national, regional, continental and global levels. These partnerships include the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), the African Alliance for Peace (AfaP), FECCLAHA, AACC, accreditation with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and COMESA, as well as close working ties with Kenya's Ministry of Education and the National Steering Committee on Conflict Management and Peacebuilding.

In all its interventions NPI-Africa will advocate for the inclusion of women and youth leaders in peace processes at all levels of society.

Research, Learning and Policy
The complex and multitudinous challenges facing the peace agenda in Africa call for a thorough understanding of the political, economic and socio-cultural dynamics at play both internally and externally. The Research, Learning and Policy strategy will therefore involve the systematic interrogation and documentation of emerging political, economic, and socio-cultural events/trends that have potential for peace or conflict in Africa. Components of this strategy will include reflection and generation of knowledge.

Prior research work undertaken in the areas of truth commissions and Transitional Justice as well as on Youth Unemployment and Conflicts in Africa will continue to inform our engagement on issues of justice and the youth in the Greater Horn and Great Lakes regions. New areas of research to be explored will include the nexus between climate change and the implications for human security and conflict as well as case-studies on best practice for sustainable peace building on the continent.

As a learning institution, NPI-Africa will promote reflection on topical issues relevant to peace dynamics in the region and the continent. This will be done in collaboration with strategic partners such as the Greater Horn Horizon Forum Think Tank, Africa Alliance for Peacebuilding and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict Networks. These reflections will take the form of conferences, symposia, colloquia, joint action-oriented research and policy formulation and dissemination for public policy education and better peacebuilding practice.

Organizational Development and Institutional Strengthening
During this strategic period, NPI-Africa will ensure that its organisational values and culture, its staff, its administrative systems and processes are aligned to achieve stated strategic goals. NPI-Africa will strengthen its human resource capacity by reviewing the needs of the organisation, hiring and retaining competent and motivated staff, and strengthening individual performance management and staff development processes.

As part of the commitment to becoming a learning organization, NPI-Africa will implement Planning, Monitoring and Learning (PML) tools to facilitate continuous performance assessment against set objectives.

NPI-Africa will pursue a plan for rigorous resource mobilization and organizational sustainability, ensuring a high degree of accountability to stakeholders.

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