The Strategic Objectives of the Centre are to:
- Enhance the capacity of ECOWAS, African Union (AU), United Nations (UN) and other relevant actors in multi-dimensional peacekeeping and peace-building (integrated PSO) through training.
- Deepen understanding of, and discourse on, critical peace and security issues in Africa through research and policy engagements.
- Contribute to knowledge creation that informs best practice in conflict prevention, management and resolution in Africa.
- Ensure an efficient, effective and responsive governance and management system in the Centre.