On the 4th and 5th of September 2011, ACCORD co-hosted a 'High Level Retreat of Envoys for Peace in Africa' in partnership with the African Union (AU) and Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), in Cairo. ACCORD's Executive Director was one of the resource persons at the retreat.
The AU convened the first High Level Retreat on the topic "Promotion of Peace, Security and Stability in Africa" in 2010. The theme for the 2011 Retreat was "Good Governance for Peace, Security and Stability". It focused on i) the challenges involved in establishing good governance; ii) the review of the mechanisms and frameworks for addressing governance challenges; iii) the threat of poor governance to peace, security and stability and iv) international and regional responses to governance related conflicts.
The Retreat brought together about one hundred representatives that included AU Special Envoys/Representatives and mediators; REC's; the League of Arab States; the European Union; the United Nations; representatives from the Security Council's Permanent Members; research institutes and think tanks and other stakeholders.