API aspires to be a leading think tank generating policy-relevant research and strategic analysis, advisory and technical support training and capacity development and promoting policy dialogue and advocacy on how to achieve peace, development and prosperity in Africa.

An organization that all can trust as a source credible, empirical, objective and field-based analysis and perspectives to underpin advisory and technical support to policy-makers on peace and development in Africa.

The institute generates and shares policy-relevant research and analysis to underpin the search for solutions to Africa’s governance and security challenges to realized peace and shared development.

It works with governments, think tanks, civil societies, sub-regional, regional and international organizations. The Institute’s mission is to conduct in-depth policy research, training and develop capacity and consultancy.