About Rwanda Peace Academy

The Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) is an educational, training and research institution. It is recognized as one of the Regional Training Centres by the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) with a niche in Post Conflict Recovery and Peace Building.

Vision
To be an independent and internationally recognized center of excellence for training and research on conflict prevention, management, and resolution drawing on Rwandan and international best practices.
 
Mission
To conduct research, develop and deliver internationally recognized professional training courses and educational programmes in order to equip the military, police and civilian personnel with the competences and knowledge required to meet Africa’s present and future complex peace and security challenges.

Objectives
a.    To enhance national, sub regional and regional capacity for conflict prevention, conflict management, conflict resolution and peace building, by drawing on Rwanda’s extensive peace building experience based on homegrown solutions and international best practices, as well as anticipating and preparing for future challenges.

b.    To contribute to the development of a sub regional and regional capacity in the delivery of integrated Peace Support Operations at the strategic and operational levels.

c.    To support the African Union Peace and Security Architecture and regional initiatives by adding value through research and innovative thinking, capacity building and exchanges at the regional and international levels.

d.    To enhance the understanding of critical peace and security issues, particularly the recovery-development nexus, at the regional and international levels.

e.    To establish collaborative relations with national and international institutions and to organize public events to raise awareness and promote understanding of peace building at the national and international levels.

f.    To create an effective, efficient and sustainable management and support arrangements for the Rwanda Peace Academy.

g.    To enhance the understanding of critical peace and security issues, particularly the recovery-development nexus, at the regional and international levels.

h.    To establish collaborative relations with national and international institutions and to organize public events to raise awareness and promote understanding of peace building at the national and international levels.

i.    To create an effective, efficient and sustainable management and support arrangements for the Rwanda Peace Academy.

Core Values

Excellence; Professionalism; Mutual Respect; Dignity; Integrity; Democratic Culture and Accountability.

Motto

Peace and Security for Sustainable Development.