Founded in 1994 by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and re-charted in June 2017 by a Prime Ministerial Decree, the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA), is an Egyptian public agency specialized in training, capacity building and research in the fields of peace and security. It is an African Union Center of Excellence, and the only civilian training center on issues of peace and security in the Arab world. Through its research and convening activities, it has established itself as a leading voice from the Global South on a wide range of topics, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. The Center is a member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers (IAPTC), and the Board of Directors of the African Peace Support Trainers Association (APSTA). It is also the secretariat of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC).