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.
In his implementation report, and following the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) report of 2015, the UN Secretary-General “instructed the Police Division to undertake an external review of functions, structure and capacity, and to present results in my forthcoming report on UN policing.”
The independent review of the Police Division should focus on the Headquarters functions needed to implement the SGF, as well as departmental priorities, and, on that basis, assess how the Police Division should be structured and staffed in order to deliver those functions.
DPKO is requesting ISSAT to participate in and provide secretariat support to the work of the panel undertaking the independent review.
Security Sector Develop and Defence Transformation Programme (SSDDTP): Programme Completion Review (PCR)
The Security Sector Development and Defence Transformation Programme (SSDDTP) has been implemented by Adam Smith International (ASI) over 4 years to 31 December 2012.
The Programme's Goal is sustainable peace in Sudan (subsequentaly amended to Sudan and South Sudan following South Sudan's independence). The Purpose is the development of an effective security decision making architecture in South Sudan, complemented by the treansformation of the SPLA, underpinned by a sustainably policy, institutional and legal framework enshrining the principles of civil control, accountability and transparency.
The Programme Completion Review will assess the achievement of the outputs and the achievements of the outcome. This will include an assessment of results, value for money and an in-depth look at lessons learned.