This programme is premised on the recognition that violent conflicts and political instability have undermined Africa’s democratic and development potentials and possibilities. The programme sought to implement initiatives and activities towards deepening democratic governance, conflict resolution and peace building in Africa with particular emphasis on Eastern and Southern Africa. Underpinned by the understanding that there is a nexus between peace and democracy and sustainable development, the programme explores ways to achieve this through:
- strengthening national political and administrative institutions;
- Supporting democratic, legal and policy reforms;
- supporting security sector reforms, and
- supporting regional peace-building initiative and Security Institutions.