CALL FOR PAPERS
THEME: ‘INTER-DISCIPLINARY PEACE RESEARCH COMMISSION’
LOCATION: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
DATE: 18 – 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019
African Peace Research and Education Association (APFREA) is extending a Call for Papers for the upcoming ‘Inter-Disciplinary Peace Research Commission’ in Cape Town, South Africa.
Freedom from violence and the fear of violence are simple components that define Human Security. In this context preference is given to the individual rather than the state while focusing on improvement of livelihoods and dignity of individuals and communities. Human Security thus strengthens human development in order to achieve peace and endure progress which is essential to a stable national security. Positive progress may not be achieved unless all the established national/state policies are continuously monitored and implemented effectively. Thus Human Security and Governance must work in tandem. To this end, a multi-dimensional outlook towards addressing the threats to peace and stability in emerging African economies and elsewhere across the globe is hoped to be discussed by distinguished presenters and participants at the conference.
The regional conference shall afford peace researchers and educators the opportunity to explore thematic issues, strategies, tactics, and tools so as to design a comprehensive plan to support peace advocacy actions. The aim is to synergise efforts at national, regional and global levels toward just peace and prevention of atrocious crimes in Africa.
- To enable peace researchers, scholars and practitioners from the African continent and elsewhere to converge and share on their experiences and practice on socio-economic and political structures of development and governance and their effect on peace stability hence participate in reconstructing the image of Africa.
We seek presentations that will focus around the following major and cross-cutting sub-themes:
- Youth, Women and Marginalisation
- Unemployment and Xenophobia
- Women in leadership and peace actors
- Youth engagement in peacebuilding
- Inter-religious cooperation
- Cross-border Migration and Human Trafficking
- Refugee situation (including IDP, stateless peoples, etc.)
- Extremism/radicalism (including minorities’ rights)
- Incitement to atrocity crimes
- Electioneering Justice
- Constitutional reforms and national dialogue in Africa
- Role of the International Criminal Court
- Media and Dialogue
- Art theatre and mediation
- ICT connectivity and cyber crimes
- Resource Rights, Environment and Climate Change
- Resilience and disaster management/reduction
- China – Africa Relations
- Foreign policy and coercive diplomacy
FORMAT FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations. Kindly submit:
• A 500-word abstract outlining the significance of the topic; description of key issues being addressed; methods; results or preliminary findings; and/or emerging conclusions.
• Abstracts should be written in English with font: Times New Roman; size 12 with 1.15 spacing.
• Kindly include the preferred Sub-theme in the Subject line of the email.
• The abstract should be put in format below:
Name of the applicant:
Title of the applicant:
Institution – affiliation:
Professional or student?
Title of the Abstract
ABSTRACT (max. 500 words):
• Deadline for submission of abstracts: Close of day 30 June 2019.
• All submissions will be reviewed by the Abstracts Committee and successful applicants will be notified by 31 July 2019.
Presenters who would like their papers to be considered for publication in the AFPREA journal should submit their full papers by 20 August 2019.
No registration fee is applicable.
Please send your abstract to the following email addresses:
For more information Please contact the Organizing Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Marion Keim
Dr. Omona Andrew David