Year of creation and initiator
Established by a group of African NGOs with support from PeaceNexus Foundation and UNDP.
Mandate and objectives
AIMP was initiated “To establish a support base for African mediators working on conflict systems at multiple levels that enhances internal national mediation capacity and contributes to local ownership of mediation outcomes” (AIMP 2010).
In 2013 a vision and main objective were formulated:
“Vision: A support base for African mediators working on conflict systems at multiple levels that enhances internal national mediation capacity and contributes to local ownership of mediation outcomes; The AIMP will serve as a capacity multiplier that will use innovative forms of learning and experience sharing to strengthen national level mediation capacity in support of a collaborative inclusive partnership approach to mediative processes.
Overall Aim: To collectively strengthen a platform for practitioners working on mediative processes that strengthens internal mediation capacity in Africa through a focus on experience sharing, innovative and experiential forms of learning between mediators, efforts to find complementarities with all stakeholders and the provision of direct support to mediative processes at multiple levels”.
AIMP aims to act as a support base for practicing mediators, by enhancing local, national and regional internal mediation capacity, strengthening local ownership; and increasing solidarity between practitioners and the institutions with which they are connected.
Its strategic objectives are:
- Forge and maintain linkages
- Expand training and learning opportunities
- Document and disseminate examples of good mediation practice
- Connect mediation efforts at different levels
- Local analysis and support to the deployment of Track I mediation teams
Provide a pool of skilled resource people.
There is an AIMP Secretariat, which is supported by the Action Support Centre, which receives support from PeaceNexus and UNDP BCPR.