Africa Peace Forum (APFO) is an independent, not-for-profit non-governmental organization registered in and based in Nairobi, Kenya. It facilitates research and advocacy on areas of peace and security at national, regional and international level. APFO was established in 1994 to contribute to the effective management of conflicts and the promotion of peace and security in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region (this included Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Uganda, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo).More about us
Africa Peace Forum is actively involved in small arms and light weapons training, advocacy and control initiatives in Kenya, in the Horn of Africa and the Greater Lakes region with an aim of supporting and promoting the development of capacity for research and analysis in small arms and light weapons issues.
APFO continues to play an active role in upholding previous peace agreements in the region and participating in upcoming peace processes. Through its programs APFO seeks to identify and develop early warning and response indicators; produce policy recommendations on early warning; ..
APFO has been a key player in mediating the region’s conflicts. It has consistently participated in the Sudan peace process by promoting dialogue among the various groups in Southern Sudan and in the process leading up to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in January 2005.
APFO’s vision for sustainable peace and security in Africa means that peace initiatives and processes constitute a key element of its work and the organization therefore participates in and supports peace initiatives and processes in the Horn of Africa sub-region.
Insecurity and conflict in the Greater Horn of Africa greatly constrain development, and in recognition of this, APFO continues to play an active role in upholding previous peace agreements in the region and participating in upcoming peace processes.
Research is an integral part of APFO’s work and that cuts across most of the organization’s programs. The support and promotion of the development of capacity for research and analysis in early warning, small arms, conflict management and peace building is a critical objective of the organization.