Our Strategic Pillars

Research on knowledge gaps

We conduct research to fill knowledge gaps on:

  • nature and state of African borders
  • innovative methods of settling border disputes
  • enhancing border¬† governance
  • promoting cross-border cooperation and regional integration¬†

Capacity building and training

We enhance the capacities of key stakeholders by:

  • Designing needs assessment tools
  • Conducting needs assessments
  • Designing training curricula
  • Conducting training

Outreach activities

We reach out to and forge partnership other stakeholders with common interest in promoting peaceful and prosperous borders in Africa by jointly:

  • Engaging in research
  • Hosting public events
  • Planning and undertaking activities
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Collaborating and coordinating with other stakeholders in border issues
  • Creating and maintaining a network of practitioners and researchers

Documentation and Resource Centre

We collect and store knowledge on African borders in our Documentation and Resource Centre, which is a one-stop, by:

  • Retrieval of historical records from archives
  • Creation of a Borderpedia
  • Dissemination of knowledge on African borders electronically and through publications

Collaborative Engagement

We work collaboratively with governments, international organisations, regional organisations, and other stakeholders to enhance continental and regional integration by:

  • Providing expert advise and designing strategies for joint use of trans-boundary natural resources, maintenance of soft borders, promotion of community-sensitive border management, and peaceful settlement of border disputes
  • Promoting norms, instruments, strategies, policies, and actions on borders issue