General Emmanuel Erskine Research & Documentation Centre

General Emmanuel Erskine Research & Documentation Centre

GERDC was officially opened on September 7, 2001 by General Emmanuel Erskine of Ghana. General Erskine is one of the most active and committed people in the work for peace in Africa. He has served as a leader in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and as an Advisor of the former O.A.U as well as ECOWAS. As a result of his dedication, the Research and Documentation Centre is named in his honor.

Location

GERDC is located?close to?the Brackenridge Resort and Three kilometers away from the famous four star Leopard Rock Hotel in Bvumba, Eastern Districts of Zimbabwe, and thirty-three kilometers from Mutare, Zimbabwe. Its location endows GERDC with a serene and scenic environment that encourages serious research and discussion. GERDC is located within the Brackenridge Resort which provides accommodation to its researchers and guests.


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Mission

To provide quality and up to date information and services to researchers wishing to contribute to the goal of achieving sustainable peace in Zimbabwe, Africa and the World as a whole.

Vision

A continent in which conflicts are managed in a peaceful manner and resolved in the interest of Africa?s present and future generations is the vision of GERDC.

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The GERDC Coordinator

Dr. L.T. Kapungu retired from the United Nations after a career spanning more than 30 years in conflict management. Among some of his work at the United Nations was the establishment of the Lessons-Learnt unit of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) as well as securing funding for the unit. The responsibility of the unit was making recommendations to the Secretary-General on how to improve ongoing and future missions. He established a Resource Centre as an institutional memory of peacekeeping and peace support operations. His experience is a valuable resource to GERDC.

GERDC Associates

GERDC is proudly associated with international organisations like:
? UPPSALA University
? Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

?General Emmanuel Erskine Research and Docummentation Centre
P.O Box 3344,Mutare
Zimbabwe

Tel: +263-779 485 683

COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE WITH A WEALTH OF UNIQUE INFORMATION ON PEACE AND SECURITY

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