The African Centre for Peace Research, Empowerment and Documentation was established in 2000 to promote peaceful coexistence by providing peace and empowerment training to Nigerians.
The activities of the centre include peace and empowerment training, dispute resolution, election monitoring, organising conferences and publishing research.
Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) crisis in 2008
IEDPU is a social-cultural organisation for the people of Ilorin Emirate Council in Kwara State in west-central Nigeria. The union was involved in a crisis over who was to succeed the then outgoing president of the union in 2008. The crisis dragged on for three years before the African Centre for Peace intervened. This led to the resolution of the crisis through facilitative mediation meetings held in Sokoto in northwest Nigeria and Ilorin in 2011.