The Centre for Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution (CPSCR) was established by the Senate of Federal University Dutse at its 60 th (Extraordinary) Meeting held on 15th June, 2023. The Centre is to, among others, contribute to peace, security and development in Nigeria specifically, and sub-Saharan Africa at large. This is coming at a time of increasing global security challenges, which are adversely impacting socio-economic development in sub- Saharan Africa, and Nigeria in specific. In sub-Saharan Africa, the devastating effects of terrorist activities and the recent trends of democratic reversals are issues of serious security implications which should be of great concern to various stakeholders not only in the region but also in the global community. In Nigeria, the myriad of security issues ranging from insurgency in the Northeast, banditry and kidnapping in the Northwest and the activities of separatist agitators in the Southeast call for urgent actions from all stakeholders across national regional and global frontiers. These and many other issues can be situated within the global security context, encapsulated in international economic warfare and the emergence of a multi-polar international economic order. The Centre is established to adopt multi-dimensional approaches in research, training and advocacy in unravelling the drivers of insecurity and proffering strategies of proactively tackling them, with specific focus on Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.


To be a centre of excellence where the study of issues bordering on conflict, crisis, disasters and other anti-socio-economic development shall be promoted through innovative research, dialogue, advocacy and specialized training.


Unravelling the nature and sources of insecurity in all its manifestations using multidisciplinary approach, proffering proactive ways of addressing the drivers of conflict and social unrests, and promoting peacebuilding, security awareness, mediation and conflict resolution.

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