Reinforcing African Union SSR Unit support to national SSR processes (Madagascar)

AU, Ireland mandate in Madagascar 01/03/2017 - 31/05/2017

The Defense and Security Division (DSD) of the African Union (AU) has requested ISSAT's support to strengthen the assistance of the African Union (AU) to national SSR processes. In this first instance, in Madagascar.

ISSAT will provide one advisor who will support the African Union Liaison Office (AULO), in assisting the Government of the Republic of Madagascar to maintain momentum in the implementation of the SSR strategic and operational plans. The advisor's work will be reinforced by backstopping from ISSAT's main staff.

  • The first deployment will focus on the increase of insecurity caused by the Dahalo, and how the Malagasy government can better deal with this issue in a manner sensitive to the needs of the communities;
  • The focus of the subsequent two deployments will build on the findings and needs identified in the first deployment.