TFP/ACCORD participated in the African Union (AU) African Standby Force (ASF) Map Exercise (MAPEX) that was conducted in Addis Abba, Ethiopia from 31 August - 4 September 2009. This is the first major practical exercise of the AMANI AFRICA Cycle. The exercise was comprised of a series of studies, discussions and exercises to practice all aspects of the deployment of an integrated AU mission.
Approximately one hundred participants from the AU Commission, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) / Regional Mechanisms (RMs), Member states, the African Peace Support Trainers’ Association (APSTA) and the African Conference of Commandants (ACOC) participated in the exercise.
The aim of the exercise was to familiarise AU and RECs/RMs staff on the required AU Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and ASF doctrine and procedures for mandating and deploying AU Peace Support Operations.