Peacebuilding, conflict prevention and conflict monitoring in the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA)

ecdpmThe APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you the background note of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), titled “Peacebuilding, conflict prevention and conflict monitoring in the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA)”. It posits that: “The APSA remains Africa’s pivotal tool and framework that can tackle conflict on the continent. Faced with a complex conflict landscape and a range of institutional and operational challenges, continuous efforts will be needed to contribute to the effective operationalisation of the APSA and a more peaceful continent. The incoming AU Commission will have a lot on its plate.”

The note sheds some light on the APSA, making reference to the work of the ECDPM’s SECURE PROGRAMME on peacebuilding, conflict prevention and conflict monitoring in relation to the APSA. It also informs how they connect with other ECDPM work regarding conflict prevention, governance and political economy analysis of regional integration in Africa. It underscores the significance of the APSA in connecting Africa regionally and internationally, as well as key challenges for making it work.

The note encompasses the following major sections:

=> Trends in global and African regional conflicts
=> Unpacking the African Peace and Security Architecture
=> Key challenges for making the APSA work
=> APSA: Connecting Africa regionally and internationally
=> Looking ahead
=> Background information on ECDPM’s APSA work

 To download and read the full Background note, click here

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