African Union

African Union

Support to the facilitation of the inaugural meeting of the AU Steering Committee on SSR

AU mandate in AU 07/08/2019 - 10/10/2019

To provide surge capacity to the AUC DSD in the conceptualisation and implementation of a successful first SSR Steering Committee meeting through:

  • Input and assistance in finalization of the Draft Concept Note and Terms of Reference.
  • Provision of comment/input on the draft Agenda.
  • Facilitation of panel discussions on the implementation of the AU SSR Framework in Member States engaged in SSR initiatives.
  • Presentation on relevant topic (TBC).
  • Support the AUC on strengthening engagement with regional and international partners to collectively improve their support to Member States activities related to SSR.
  • Support the identification of recommendations and way forward for the Steering Committee based on needs and actions identified.
  • Reinforcement of the secretariat on reporting.
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Training workshop on the African Union Operational Guidance Note on Gender and Security Sector Reform

AU mandate in AU 26/06/2019 - 03/08/2019

The overall objective of the workshop is:

(i) to create a platform of discussion among participants on the status (gaps and challenges) on gender mainstreaming in Defence and Security institutions at national levels of AU Member States and in Peace Support Operations (PSO), and 

(ii) to sensitize and train participants on the utilization of AU Gender OGN to address identified issues.

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Sensitization workshop on DDR and SSR : « sharing lessons learned and good practices »

AU mandate in Mali 01/02/2019 - 31/03/2019

As part of its annual programme of work, the Commission of the African Union (AU) is supporting the Government of Mali through its Mission in Mali and in the Sahel (MISAHEL) to organize a Sensitization workshop on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Security Sector Reform (SSR): “Sharing lessons learned and best practices” on 5-7 March 2019, in Bamako. 

 

The objective of the workshop is to identify the current progress and challenges of the accelerated DDR process; to discuss issues of integration and national frameworks to support the existing processes and promote best practices, and experience sharing from other Member States whom have undergone similar experiences.

 

Given the AUC-DCAF JDI on SSR collaboration, DCAF has been asked to support the AUC DSD and the MISAHEL during the workshop. The following DCAF assistance is envisaged:

  • Attend the workshop to share experiences;
  • Stand-in as panel facilitators and speakers in specific sessions, according to the final programme

Two SSR experts (one from ISSAT, one from SSAD) will take part in the workshop.  

DCAF’s support involves collaboration between SSAD and ISSAT, with the latter leading the DCAF team.

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AU Silencing the Guns Lessons Workshop

AU mandate in Central African Republic, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, South Sudan 12/12/2018 - 14/12/2018

The African Union Commission convened a three days stakeholder workshop in Banjul, the Gambia, from 12-14 December 2018, on “Enhancing the integration of Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance into Stabilization efforts: Lessons for Silencing the Guns by 2020. The main objectives of the event :

-  Establish a platform bringing together government officials, the AU Commission as well as various policy actors and practitioners on Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance

-  Develop a programme for effective integration of Rule of Law, SSR and Broader governance issues including transitional justice into PCRD efforts,

-  Share experiences and lessons for Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law processes in other country contexts (post-conflict and countries in difficult transitions)

 

The workshop consisted of a high level opening ceremony, facilitated presentations and discussions in plenary sessions, and break-out working groups according to thematic areas. It drew participants from the government of The Gambia; AU Commission; select AU Liaison Offices/Missions (AMISOM, MISAHEL, CAR, Guinea Bissau, South Sudan); ECOWAS, the UN system, Training for Peace, Embassies supporting the Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance in The Gambia, Civil Society Organisations, Women Organisations, Academia, and Centres of Excellence.

 

DCAF has been invited by the AUC to participate in the workshop. Two experts attended the workshop in The Gambia.

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AU Silencing the Guns Lessons Workshop

AU mandate in Central African Republic, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, South Sudan 12/12/2018 - 14/12/2018

The African Union Commission convened a three days stakeholder workshop in Banjul, the Gambia, from 12-14 December 2018, on “Enhancing the integration of Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance into Stabilization efforts: Lessons for Silencing the Guns by 2020. The main objectives of the event :

-  Establish a platform bringing together government officials, the AU Commission as well as various policy actors and practitioners on Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance

-  Develop a programme for effective integration of Rule of Law, SSR and Broader governance issues including transitional justice into PCRD efforts,

-  Share experiences and lessons for Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law processes in other country contexts (post-conflict and countries in difficult transitions)

 

The workshop consisted of a high level opening ceremony, facilitated presentations and discussions in plenary sessions, and break-out working groups according to thematic areas. It drew participants from the government of The Gambia; AU Commission; select AU Liaison Offices/Missions (AMISOM, MISAHEL, CAR, Guinea Bissau, South Sudan); ECOWAS, the UN system, Training for Peace, Embassies supporting the Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance in The Gambia, Civil Society Organisations, Women Organisations, Academia, and Centres of Excellence.

 

DCAF has been invited by the AUC to participate in the workshop. Two experts attended the workshop in The Gambia.

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