Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution

The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) was established to provide conflict resolution and reconciliation services for agencies, governments, organizations, businesses communities and groups through training, education, research, and intervention.

Mission
The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) was established in 1996 at California State University, Sacramento, to provide conflict resolution and reconciliation services for agencies, governments, institutions, businesses, civil society and community organizations and other groups through training, education, research, and intervention.

CAPCR  develops curricular/materials and provides training on mediation, negotiation, arbitration, and other conflict resolution services for governmental and nongovernmental organizations, business and community groups, public and private agencies, educational institutions and allied professional associations(in US/Africa).

Goals

  • Develop and implement programs that educate and promote peace & conciliation among African families, organizations, community groups, and governments, both in US/Africa

  • Conduct research and evaluations on African conflict situations, and serve as a clearinghouse/resource center

  • Establish institutional and community network of support in US/Africa on conflict resolution and assist in creation of indigenous conflict resolution institutes in Africa

  • Assist in mediation/arbitration/resolution of conflicts among Africans, when possible and with consent of disputing parties

Since CAPCR's founding in 1996, CAPCR has developed independently, and in conjunction with other agencies, numerous major initiatives on conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution and peace education.  Our partners include the U.S. State Department and Department of Education, the U.S. Institute of Peace, U.SAID, JAMS Foundation, World Bank, California Wellness Foundation, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Lagos, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, the Nigerian Human Rights Commission, the University of Ghana in Legon, the Ghana Bar Association , Judiciary and Ministry of Justice, the Ghana Association of Certified Mediators and Arbitrators, Ethiopia Dispute Resolution Association, Federation of Women Lawyers(FIDA)-Kenya and Ethiopia, National University of Rwanda-Butare, The Gambia Judiciary, Addis Ababa University, the University of Liberia in Monrovia, and the University of Dakar in Senegal, among others.

Contact
Ernest E. Uwazie
CAPCR Director & Professor
California State University

6000 J. Street, Sacramento CA 95819-6085Phone: (916) 278-6282     Fax: (916) 278-3429
capcr@csus.edu; or uwazieee@csus.edu ; or
www.csus.edu/org/capcr