Peace and Security in Africa (PASA)

PASA 2011-2012 meeting in Durban, South Africa

PASA 2011-2012 meeting in Durban, South Afric

Since 2011 the Department offers an Advanced International Training Programme (ITP), sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Peace and Security in Africa (PASA) is planned and carried out by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University (DPCR) in cooperation with the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) and the Swedish consultancy company Indevelop

PASA aims to increase the capacity of regional organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa to prevent, manage and resolve armed conflicts on the continent. The subject focus of the programme is on theoretical and practical knowledge about peace and security in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The target group for PASA is African inter-governmental or nongovernmental regional organisations (or sub-regional, i.e., working in at least two or more countries) focusing on issues relating to peace and security in Sub-Saharan Africa, and whose work in this field has a regional relevance and impact. 

The programme consists of five compulsory phases. Phase II will be held in Uppsala Sweden 5-23 May 2014 and phase IV in South Africa 3-14 November 2014. Prior to, in between and following these two scheduled phases of the course, the participants devote time to develop a project assignment (change project) at their home organisations. The projects aim at strengthening the participating organisations’ abilities to set and achieve goals in the field of peace and security in the region.

It is recommended that the participants have an educational background corresponding to a Master’s degree or equivalent and considerable professional experience. Women are particularly encouraged to apply as the programme aims at equal gender representation. A high proficiency in the English language is required since the programme is organised and conducted in English.

Please note that one can only attend a Sida International Training Programme once. 

Application to PASA 2015-2016 is now open. Closing date for applications is 15 February 2015. Please e-mail the completed application form to: 

Information brsochure

Application form 

Presentation of Programme Secretariat

Contact information
The address for all communication is:

Department of Peace and Conflict Research Uppsala University
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, SWEDEN
Telephone: +46 18 471 7652
Fax: +46 18 69 51 02

Programme Director
Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs

Programme Coordinator:
Helena Grusell