UNESCO Chair in African Peace
The purpose of the UNESCO Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, education, training, capacity building, information and documentation in the field of Education for Peace in Africa. It serves as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognised researchers and teaching staff of the University of Bradford and the higher education sector and other institutions in Africa, the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, North America and in other regions of the world.
The UNESCO Chair works on developing curriculum contents, teaching and resource materials on peace, security and development studies for integration into the existing curricula of partner universities in Africa as well as developing new undergraduate and postgraduate degree and diploma programmes in peace and conflict studies / education for peace. It undertakes staff development and training programmes in peace pedagogy and peace research methods at partner universities. It also facilitates the development of policy-relevant framework to mainstream and institutionalise peace and conflict studies at tertiary institutions. The University of Bradford UNESCO Chair is currently leading the establishment of the first ever African Peace University in the West African state of Sierra Leone.