The KAIPTC was the first African peacekeeping training Centre to establish a research facility. Since 2004, this facility has published cutting-edge research publications and contributed to academic and policy discourses on African peace and security issues.

It has spearheaded the development of training and academic courses; provided teaching and facilitation services at the KAIPTC and its partner institutions; managed projects and supported policy development on African security by governments, bi-lateral and multilateral institutions.

Research projects are undertaken through three thematic programmes as below. Each focuses on specific areas of conflict prevention, management and reconciliation.