IPCR, FUW Sign MoU for Peace, State Building
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal University, Wukari, (FUW) Taraba State in order to explore the possibilities of peace building and state building. The MoU also focuses on research, education and human capacity building generally.
Speaking during the event in Abuja,the Director General Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution Prof. BakutT. Bakut said that the MoU provide would provide framework for monitoring conflicts, their causes, actors, dynamics among others with the view to nipping them in the bud. He expressed the commitment of the Institute towards collaborating with the Federal University Wukari to stem violence in the state and beyond.
The MoU, according to the Director General would guide the collaborative efforts of the two institutions toward the establishment of Peace and Conflict Resolution Centre in Taraba State for the benefit of the state and Nigeria at large.
Earlier, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof.Anthony Bature, said that the University was established in 2011 and there was no better time than now to have signed the MoU with the Institute.
He lamented the violent conflicts confronting the state which according to him were of various dimensions and that the partnership with the Institute would help in understanding the conflict dynamics for better approaches in dealing with them. “There is need to clearly study the situation and I am sure the Institute has the expertise that can conduct research and proffer solution,” Prof. Bature said.
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