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Peacekeeping in Africa: 2011-2015
Date: 3 March 2011
Venue: , ISS Conference Room, Block C, Brooklyn Court, 361 Veale Street, (Parking in Brooklyn Mall and ABSA court), New Muckleneuk

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A Training for Peace partners perspective on their support to AU and UN police and civilian capacities

The AU and the UN has made steady progress over the last 10 years in strengthening their respective peacekeeping capacities. The AU, in particular has made progress with the implementation of the first two phases of the African Standby Force (ASF). The Training for Peace in Africa-programme (TfP) has since 1995 supported these developments. TfP is an international capacity building programme financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. TfP aims at improved and self-sustaining African civilian and police capacity for peace support operations, with a view to strengthening the African security architecture.

The programme`s focus is on training, policy facilitation and applied research. In 2010 TfP provided major contributions to the development of ASF`s Road Map III and the civilian and police dimension of ASF.

Following the conclusion of ASF`s civil-military exercise   (Amani Africa Cycle) in 2010, and in preparation for a second planned Amani Cycle, the AU and regional bodies and mechanism have articulated lessons learned, identified gaps, and mapped out a process which will guide the development of the ASF and the planning and deployment of future AU-mandated peace support operations.

The seminar will explore these developments as TfP partners from Southern and Western Africa will reflect on the support they are providing to the UN and the AU, and discuss trends and challenges in the future development of UN and African peacekeeping over the 2011-2015 period.

SPEAKERS

Festus Aboagye, Institute for Security Studies

Zinurine Alghali, African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes.

Ferdinand K. Danso, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre

Presented by the Training for Peace Project and ISS Peace Missions Programme

ISS Rules: Participants are free to use the information presented, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed without his/her express permission.

 

Venue:

ISS Conference Room
Block C, Brooklyn Court
361 Veale Street
(Parking in Brooklyn Mall and ABSA court)
New Muckleneuk
RSVP:

Khunjulwa Peter
Tel: +27 12 346 9500
Fax: +27 12 460 0997
kpeter@issafrica.org
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