Who We Are

The Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) is an African network of peace builders whose purpose is to promote peace, justice, human rights and development through capacity building, advocacy, research and documentation.

(COPA) is a network of peace builders in Africa formed in 1995 when a group of concerned African peace practitioners met in Kenya to exchange their insights and experiences on the prevention of the escalation of violent conflicts in Africa.

A continent anchored on a culture of peace, justice and equality.


Capacity building

The programme is designed to offer practical support to people and organizations who are faced with volatile and potentially violent situations.

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Women & Leadership

Under this programme, COPA seeks to build capacities of women to undertake leadership in political and peace building.

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Trauma Awareness & Management

Many parts of Africa continue to experience recurring violence though many peace-building initiatives continue to be undertaken.

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COPA is registered as a Trust in Kenya
and has operational presence in the Horn, Great Lakes, Southern Africa and East Africa regions.

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Peacebuilding & Conflict transformation Course

This 5 day training targets practitioners who are interested in enhancing their knowledge in different peacebuilding and conflict transformation themes. It covers Understanding Conflict, Peacebuilding theories and Practice, Conflict Sensitivity in peacebuilding and conflict transformation and Exploration of indigenous mechanisms in peacebuilding.

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Gendering Human Security

The 5-day training aims at developing an understanding of gender and violence prevention in post-conflict transitions and how to integrate women in the peacebuilding processes. It also focuses on International Human Rights Instruments that support gendering human security, conflict transformation and peacebuilding such as UNSCR 1325 and CEDAW.

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