Kwezi Mngqibisa joined ACCORD in February 1999 as a Programme Officer in the Peacekeeping Unit. Mr Mngqibisa has studied at the University of the Western Cape and the Rand Afrikaans University. He holds a Bachelor of Administration degree, majoring in Public Administration and Political Science. Mr Mngqibisa represented ACCORD and participated in forums discussing peacekeeping issues both regionally and elsewhere. His area of interest was civilian peacekeeping, in general, and CIMIC, in particular. His activities included training in conflict management for peacekeepers and making presentations on peacekeeping and conflict management issues.