The Peacebuilding Unit currently implements its vision through one programme, the African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP), supported by the Government of Finland, and operational since 2007. The APCP aims at supporting enhanced coherence and coordination, across the peace, security, humanitarian, development and human rights dimensions in peacebuilding operations in Africa. Within this aim, the Programme works in support of the attainment of just and sustainable peace in countries emerging from conflict, focusing on three particular sub-objectives:
The development of local capacity and ownership for peacebuilding processes;
Support to national, regional and international policy frameworks and approaches; and
Create a platform for dialogue and identification of best practices and knowledge.
Specifically, the APCP aims to have a direct impact in supporting the peacebuilding process in five particular African countries: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Liberia, South Sudan and Sudan. Each of the five focus countries is in the process of strengthening its long term peacebuilding efforts through the development and implementation of nationally owned and sustainable agendas. In order to allow a more efficient use of capacity and resources, each year the Programme alternates the focus on its particular focus countries. In this context, the Unit has been committed to ensure that gains achieved through the various frameworks within these countries are consolidated and strengthened during this year.
The African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Finland.
Peacebuilding can be defined as the lengthy process of ensuring that conflict does not occur in politically volatile regions. The process can either be preventative, taking place before the conflict has a chance to arise, or post-conflict, in order to maintain the peace after the initial fighting has subsided. The Peacebuilding Programme at ACCORD conducts work with numerous civil society and peacebuilding organisations across Africa as part of a multi-faceted solution to conflict in the continent’s most war-torn countries.
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