The Africa Peace Centre will operate at three levels:
- Creating a knowledge base on conflict resolution in Africa through rigorous ongoing research;
- Equipping Africa's leaders in the skills required to facilitate peace and resolve conflict through an extensive training programme;
- Intervening in specific conflicts by facilitating and hosting mediation efforts in collaboration with other major players like the UN and AU.
The Centre is being designed to provide a secure facility for the intervention activity (based on learnings from the South African, Burundi, and Congo Peace talks) however it will also be used to host the training programme and house the research facilities (including an extensive library). This combination ensures the most effective use of the facility but also that all these aspects are accessable to the intervention process.