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A Collaboration between CEAPS and RIMA

May 6, 2017



A Collaboration between CEAPS and RIMA

May 2017

On May 1, 2017, the Centre for the Engagement on African Peace and Security (CEAPS) — which is a partnership between the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan) and the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of the Free State (South Africa) — and the Think Tank for the Research of Islam and Muslims in Africa (RIMA) agreed to collaborate and strengthen the work of their respective institutes.

The areas of collaboration are focused on the engagement of the Middle Eastern countries, especially the Gulf countries and Egypt, in Africa; the engagement of Turkey and Iran in Africa; the engagement of other international players in Africa (China, India, Russia, the US, the EU, France, Latin America, etc.); radical Islam and terrorism in Africa; environmental security; the nexus between climate change and conflict throughout Africa; environmental refugees; migration. The areas of collaboration include also the advancement of understanding and knowledge concerning Islam in Africa and Muslim countries and communities in Africa and the Diaspora, especially as they relate to peace and security.

The joint activities will include but will not be limited to: research and policy analysis; policy dialogues; knowledge dissemination; academic exchanges and mutual visits; joint research and publication; joint organization of conferences, seminars and workshops; etc.

The link to the CEAPS website is:

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