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Cedric de Coning
Cedric de Coning is an Advisor with ACCORD and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He was a South African diplomat in Washington D.C. and Addis Ababa (1988-1997). He served with the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (1999-2000 and 2001-2002) and worked with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in the Training and Evaluation Service (2002).
Cedric is working on the civilian dimension of the African Standby Force and civil-military and peacebuilding coordination for ACCORD, and the Comprehensive Approach with NUPI. His research focus is on the coherence and coordination of complex peacebuilding systems.
Cedric holds a M.A. (Cum Laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is a D.Phil candidate at the University of Stellenbosch. His recent publications include: Conflict Management for Peacekeepers and Peacebuilders, (ACCORD 2008) with Ian Henderson, Civil-Military Coordination in United Nations and African Peace Operations, (ACCORD 2007) and the Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping, (UNU Press 2007), which he co-edited with Prof Chiyuki Aoi and Prof Ramesh Thakur.