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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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Support to the AU “Training and sensitization workshop on the OGN on code of conducts for African security institutions"

AU mandate in AU 17.09.2018. - 26.09.2018.

Under the 2013 programme ‘Building African Union Capacities in Security Sector Reform’, the African Union Commission (AUC) has produced a number of SSR Operational Guidance Notes (OGN) and other policy documents to support the implementation of the AU-SSR Policy Framework. Amongst these is the OGN on “code of conducts for African security institutions” which requires priority dissemination given the recommended setting-up of normative frameworks by Member States.

In addition, the AUC is currently on an advanced stage in the process of development of two important PSO policy tools, namely i) AU  Policy on Code of Conduct and Discipline in Peace Support Operations and ii) AU policy on prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse for Peace Support Operations.

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Support to the AU on the 2nd Africa Forum on SSR

mandate in AU 01.07.2018. - 30.11.2018.

The Commission of the African Union (AU) will convene the 2nd Africa Forum on Security Sector Reform (SSR) on 22 – 24 October 2018. The workshop will take place at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The aim of the 2nd Africa Forum on SSR is to take stock of SSR developments on the African continent and to map a way forward for AU Member States, RECS/RMs, the international partners and African stakeholders. DCAF is requested to support the African Union Commission in the organization and management of the event before, during and after the dates of the event.

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Facilitation support to the AU-IGAD Member States Workshop

AU mandate in AU 26.09.2017. - 29.09.2017.
  1. The ISSAT Expert is needed to deliver a session on SSR strategic planning processes and guide participants from AU Member States in the Eastern African Region on how to initiate their national SSR planning and implementation processes.
  2. The expert will also assist in the facilitation of the workshop deliberations and processes.
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