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Dr Antonia Witt

Head of the Research Group "African Intervention Politics" at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).

Dr Antonia Witt is Head of the Research Group "African Intervention Politics" at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). She has been a member of the Advisory Board since February 2024.

Antonia Witt’s research focuses on peace interventions in Africa, the role of African regional organisations (especially AU, ECOWAS, SADC) in mediating political crises and coups, and the spread of jihadist violence in West Africa. She is co-author of the Advisory Board study Policy coherence for peace in German government action: Lessons from Mali and Niger.

Antonia Witt was a trainee of the EU Delegation to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and a consultant for GIZ. She has lived and conducted research inter alia in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and Ghana and was a fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana.

Work projects

  • (230218) -- ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 18, 2023 (Xinhua) -- This photo taken on Feb. 18, 2023 shows the 36th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 36th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly kicked off on Saturday as African leaders, UN officials and leaders of various international organizations gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The integration of Africa, rebuilding Africa from the brunt of various health and socioeconomic crisis, ensuring continental peace and security, socio-economic development, as well as representation of Africa in multilateral international institutions took center stage at the AU Assembly Summit. (Xinhua/Wang Ping)

    Project Peace Policy Coherence within Germany’s Africa Policy

  • Flags at the Expo City on the opening day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on November 30, 2023. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto)

    Project Target and Impact Analysis of Mediation as an Instrument of German Foreign Policy