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Objectives of the Nyerere Centre for Peace Research

The overall objective of the Centre is to provide the EAC with relevant and timely research, training and information that contribute to deepening and widening of integration in areas of peace and security, good governance and foreign policy coordination.

The Centre embraces Tanzania’s late President Nyerere’s vision of a prosperous East Africa built on tenets of peace, freedom and democratic transformation, and as such, provides a resource centre where members of the Community can meet to discuss relevant issues, share information and effect peaceful change. This work helps to identify the EAC as a leader in Peace Research and Education.

Our Vision

To be a Centre of excellence that conducts cutting edge research on peace and security, good governance and common foreign policy pursuits that enhances regional integration and development.

Our Mission

To undertake policy research and capacity building that contributes to the creation of peaceful environment that enhances human security, regional integration and development.

The Centre's Objectives

  • To promote peace and security as a means to further regional integration and development in accordance with the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community;

  • To facilitate and enhance the overall capacity to reach the goal of EAC integration and evolve common policies on matters of conflict prevention management and resolution among the Partner States;

  • To establish a regional facility for research and data collection, training and information dissemination in the peace and security sector;

  • To preserve the cultural, social and historical integrity of the site of the proposed Center by conducting research into its history and to promote it as a welcoming facility for visitors to the EAC

East African Community
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Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac@eachq.org