Arcadia University Collaboration with the East African Community (EAC)
The Nyerere Centre is an innovative collaboration between the East African Community (EAC), Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), and the American Graduate School for International Relations and Diplomacy (AGS) in Paris, France. Enhancing peace and security, good governance, and joint common foreign policy pursuits in order to promote regional integration and development.
Engaging in policy research and analysis, data collection, and training, the Center supports decision-makers, Civil Society Organizations, and the community to build capacity and promote the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the region.
The Centre aims to provide a resource where community members can meet to discuss relevant issues, share information and effect peaceful change. he Nyerere Centre is located at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, in the Princess Margaret House on the former State House Compound (BarabarayaAfrikaMashariki).
The Nyerere Centre for Peace Research Programme’s primary objective is to undertake policy-oriented research to promote peace and security to further regional integration and development.
Participants in these training programs come from diverse backgrounds and industries, including defense and security, diplomacy and international relations, conflict management, immigration, disaster management, and human rights.
The Nyerere Centre for Peace Research Program supports student exchange programs as part of the regional integration strategy that aims to promote the exchange of culture.
The Nyerere Centre for Peace Research Program gives the students a chance to learn more about the region and share experiences with their counterparts from different regional universities.
Arcadia University Signs MOU to Relaunch the Nyerere Center for Peace Research in Tanzania
Arcadia University signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sept. 28 with the East African Community (EAC) and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris to relaunch the Nyerere Center for Peace Research (NCPR) in the United Republic of Tanzania. NCPR was co-founded initially by Arcadia and the EAC in 2006 following a grant approved by the University.
Photos from the MOU signing.
The Nyerere Centre Programming
The Centre honors the legacy of Julius Nyerere and his emphasis on education and community empowerment as a pathway to peace. The Nyerere Centre’s programming focuses on the following:
- Promoting peace and security as a means to further regional integration and development in accordance with the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (EAC);
- Facilitating and enhancing the overall capacity to reach the goal of EAC integration and evolve common policies on matters of conflict prevention management and resolution among the Partner States;
- Establishing a regional facility for research and data collection, training, and information dissemination in the peace and security sector;
- PPreserving the cultural, social, and historical integrity of the site of the proposed Centre by conducting research into its history and promoting it as a welcoming facility for visitors to the EAC.
The Centre is an international and regional resource for all members of the EAC community, providing an academic resource to engage in policy research and analysis, education, and training programs to build capacity and promote the peaceful settlement of the conflict. The Centre also supports connecting theory to practice through basic and applied research on issues relevant to peacebuilding and conflict resolution in the region.