The African Solutions Blog (AfSol Blog) is dedicated to providing a platform for discussing the theme, “African solutions for African problems”.  There has been growing interest on the part of the African Union (AU) and Member States to chart their own course, particularly in conflict resolution and peace and security through policy frameworks and initiatives that are consistent with the historical, social, political and institutional realities of African states.  Conceptually, many experts and practitioners agree with this initiative. However, there is significant division on what exactly constitutes African-centered solutions at the operational level, especially given the institutional, financial and management challenges most African states face.

The AfSol Blog is dedicated to providing the platform for interested parties to share their inputs and ideas. The blog is managed by the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We welcome all contributions to this subject. As a research and policy institute, IPSS is always looking for quality and insightful analyses of peace and security issues in Africa. While each contribution is limited to 1000 words, IPSS encourages anyone who has aspirations to be published to contact us. IPSS reserves the right to accept or decline publication requests. Please visit the Editorial Policy page for more details.

We look forward to your inputs and vibrant discussions around this important issue.

Institute for Peace and Security Studies