Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance

About the department

The twenty-first century sees Africa still embroiled in numerous major challenges in the political, social and economic development domains. In addition, the reality of globalization challenges African institutions to transform themselves into more effective instruments for Africa’s participation in the new world order. However, opportunities to launch sustainable processes for African development have been severely constrained by political instability, leadership, management and governance problems, civil strife and abject poverty. These conditions prevent Africa from achieving the transformation it needs to face the challenges of a highly competitive and open global environment.

The situation calls for sustained efforts to provide the leaders, organized interests and civil society groups in Africa with opportunities to develop appropriate skills and attitudes. The creation of the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance at Africa University is a bold attempt to respond to this need. The Institute seeks to contribute to a culture of peace, good governance, security and socio-economic development across the entire continent through research, teaching, networking and community-level action.


Its mission is to provide a forum for debate, training and research needed for the promotion of peace, responsive leadership and good governance to meet the challenges facing the continent today..

The vision of the Institute is to contribute to the building of a peaceful and prosperous Africa through the development of good governance in all institutions.

The Institute is designed to:

  1. Provide a focus for training, research and documentation with a view to developing the skills of students and practitioners in the areas of peace, leadership and good governance in Africa
  2. Provide opportunities for the co-ordination of existing security, democratic governance and development activities, as well as a forum for networking among institutions pursuing similar objectives;
  3. Integrate and continuously nurture the networks so that they can effectively carry out their work on governance in their respective environments and where possible, assist in peace- making and conflict management
  4. Develop a documentation and learning resource centre on peace, leadership and governance of international standing;
  5. Provide a framework for the development, in the African context, of a definition of the concepts of peace, international development, security and governance.
  6. Establish a centre for conflict resolution and mediation where specialists, with the assistance of African eminent personalities, will support the search for peace and security in Africa;
  7. Develop and strengthen local centres of excellence in peace, leadership and governance in various parts of Africa
Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in a relevant area

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in a relevant area

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in a relevant area

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in a relevant area.

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in a relevant area

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in a relevant area

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Basic Entry Requirements

The MIP Program is designed for young professionals who wish to upgrade their skills in IP law. The Program is based on a comparative approach. Candidates are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in any discipline. English proficiency is required. A minimum of two years of work experience is recommended.

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in a relevant area

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good Master’s degree in a relevant area

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Research and outreach

Every year, our graduate students conduct research with the aim of assisting communities deal with issues and challenges that confront them. Examples: Power relations between local community residents and informal miners in the extraction of diamonds in Chiadzwa, Eastern Zimbabwe (Solomon Mungure) Developing football as a vehicle for peace building in Zimbabwe (David Makwerere) The role of the local media in consolidating peace in post-conflict situations (Lucy Nyamupanedengu) Building and strengthening youth capacities for participation in policy processes in Matabeleland (Talita Ndebele) Civil society intervention in the cholera outbreak in Budiriro Suburb, Harare (Donwell Dube) Introducing peace education to schools in high density suburbs (Olga Ranchaze)

Women Negotiating Peace: Research Study on the Implementation Of UN Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960 In Selected Countries In The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region

Researchers: Machakanja, P,. Bere, E. and Mutisi, M

Research Title: Strengthening Democratic Institutions And Processes In Zimbabwe

Researchers: Mutisi, M., Machakanja, P. and Bere, E.

Authors: Machakanja, P. and Ott, M. (2013)

Research Title: The SADC WE NEED: Towards Values – Based Regional Integration and Development

Abstract

The research examined the core values of SADC. It sought first, to gain an understanding of the values that people live and cherish and second, it examined the extent to which SADC citizens are committed to the observance of the bloc’s founding values. The study revealed a heterogeneous landscape regarding commitment to the values and their impact on the configurations of the democratization process and the socio-economic modernization trends. Despite the progress made with integration of the SADC member states and emerging interactive trading partnerships, there is evidence of a slow pace in implementation and impact. Research results revealed varying degrees of enabling environments in member states to facilitate full regional integration, in particular with the private sector. Empirical evidence showed that member states need collective political commitment to embrace the popular values of their citizens, and to take seriously, the values laid down in the SADC Treaty. Member states show differences in the establishment and operationalization of SADC National Committees and the strengthening of RISDP/SIPO implementing structures. Also evident is the need for SADC institutional reforms with a focus on strengthening SADC governance, decision making and management structures particularly the capacities and competencies of the SADC Secretariat. From the study we learn that regional integration based on shared and common values could form a new development paradigm for the SADC region-as long as it is driven by pragmatism and the openness to accept the political and cultural changes of citizens. There are suggestions that the most successful countries in the world owe their success to deeper regional integration based on shared values; hence SADC’s quest to deepen its regional integration agenda should be anchored on the common values of its citizens.

Authors: Machakanja, P. and Mungure, S. (2013)

Abstract

Mapping Transitional Justice Actors in Zimbabwe is an incisive optic into transitional politics during the life of Zimbabwe`s Government of National Unity. It highlights the turbulence of transitional processes and the multiple stakeholders that have characterised the post- Global Political agreement Zimbabwe. In mapping the hierarchies of the transitional justice actors, the book reveals the vertical, lateral and horizontal vertices of power and the forms of alternative justice given state and non-state partisanship. The grounded empirical and conceptual issues on transitional justice in Zimbabwe are tailored to make a good read for activists. Practitioners, scholars and policy-makers and allows for positive depolarisation of strategies, discourse and policies.

Academic Staff

Prof. Girma Menelik

Professor of Leadership, Governance, Human Rights and Development as well as Programme Coordinator for EMPG/MPPG Harare programmes at IPLG; Africa University, Mutare

menelikg@africau.edu

girma@uni-bremen.de

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Academic Qualifications
  • PhD.-Political Science, Germany
  • MSc. in Economics, Germany
  • MSc. In Informatics, Germany
  • MA. International Relations : University of California at Berkeley USA
  • LLM. International Competition Law and Policy, University of East Anglia UK
  • BA. Political Economy: London School of Economics UK
  • Certified Project Manager

18 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • University of Miami, Miami Beach, Florida
  • University of Bremen and Duisburg in Germany
  • Haramaya University, Ethiopia
  • The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

10 YEARS WORKING EXPERIENCE WITH INGOS
  • GTZ (now GIZ): Project Manager 4 years
  • MSF- Holland Project manager (Policy) 1 year
  • Inter Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) 1 Year
  • Director of Agro-Ecological and Technological- College (ATTC) Ethiopia 4 years

Areas of Interests
  • Leadership and Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Civil Society
  • Comparative Politics
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Mediation and Negotiation
  • Countering Terrorism and US foreign Policy
  • War, Peace and Intractable Conflict Studies®©
  • International Competition Law
  • Management and Corporate Governance
  • International Relations and Diplomacy®

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All areas marked with © wrote extensively

All areas marked with ® are also my research areas

  • Political Analyst for Africa, Europe, USA and the Middle East
  • US-foreign policy toward Africa®©
  • Leadership and Governance in Africa, US, EU and the Middle East®©
  • Countering Terrorism and US foreign Policy®©
  • International and Regional Security ®
  • Regional Conflicts: Africa, Middle East and Asia®
  • Comparative Regional Politics: Africa, Middle East, USA and Europe.
  • Civil Society and Human Rights©
  • Cold war era and Super Powers Politics®©
  • War, Peace and Intractable Conflict Studies®©
  • Management and Corporate Governance
  • Sustainable Development and Economic growth: Africa, Middle East and Europe. ®©
  • African Social, Economic and Political Environment. ®

Other Activities
  • Executive Governing Board member of Haramaya University, Ethiopia
  • Board Member of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
  • American Political Science Association –Member
  • German Economists Association -Member
  • German Political Scientists Association –Member
  • German Philosophical Society –Member
  • German Association Against Corruption
  • German University Professors Association –Member

Mr Isdora Fungai

Project Coordinator : AU - Pearl

fungaii@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications

Areas of Interests

Dr. Solomon Mungure

mungures@africau.edu

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    Achievements

    Areas of Interests

Mr Munani Sam Mtetwa

mtetwam@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  • MBA, BEd Eng, CertEd (UZ);
  • BAHons Eng (UNISA);
  • Cert Editing (Speciss College, Harare),
  • Dip Publishing Management (Napier, Edinburgh)
  • Dip Personnel Management (IPMZ, Harare)
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 24 years publishing experience at the following:
  • Sub editor, Zimpapers
  • Publishing Executive, Zimbabwe Publishing House
  • Publishing Manager, Priority Projects Publishing House
  • Director of Publications, University of Zimbabwe

Editing (sub and copy) - I have worked on newspapers, academic books, monographs, scholarly journals, school text books, etc

Publishing management – I manage all the aspects of the publishing process from project commissioning, author identification and commissioning, training for new editors and authors, typesetting and origination, etc

Author - I have written school text books which are in use in Zimbabwean schools.

Mrs Eunice Bere

beree@africau.edu

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Areas of Interests
Public Management and Governance