The Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa (IDCPPA), situated at the University of Cape Town (UCT), will convene a one-day Research Conference on “SADC Mission in Mozambique: Interrogating Regional Interventionism”.



“We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.” – Kofi Anna

Our Conference Objectives:

  • understanding latest developments regarding instability caused by Islamist-based insurgency in Mozambique;
  • discussing the role of external forces (SADC, AU, Rwanda, private security companies and defense firms);
  • reviewing steps taken to protect oil and gas resources; 
  • assessing national, regional, continental, and international stakeholders’ efforts to counter violent conflicts on the continent.

The Conference will create a research platform and convene academics, students, policy analysts, and civil society practitioners to assess SADC’s efforts to combat terrorism and acts of violent extremism in Mozambique. It will also include comparative insights from other regional interventions from across the African continent. The Conference will compile opinions and findings relating to the milestones and challenges noted since the beginning of the mission in 2021. The Conference will also interrogate and identify pathways towards improving regional early warning mechanisms and responses to insurgency.