Policy Framework for the Civilian Dimension of the African Standby Force

The Civilian Dimension Policy Framework clarifies the policy context, the multidimensional management structure and decision-making process, the main civilian roles and responsibilities, the mission support functions as well as the main police roles and responsibilities that need to be in place to support the civilian and police dimensions of peace operations.

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PoC Workshop Report

Conference Proceedings from the Workshop on Mission-Wide Protection Strategies on the Protection of Civilians in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, held from 31 May–1 June 2010, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Developing the Mediation and Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development Pools of the African Union Peace and Security Department Civilian Standby Roster

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), together with the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Department (PSD), held the African Union Mediation and Post-conflict Reconstruction Staffing, Rostering and Training Workshop in Durban, South Africa on 14–15 April 2011. The workshop brought together the AU, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), policymakers, mediation and post- conflict reconstruction experts, and civil society actors to inform the development of, and assist, the AU in identifying and articulating clear and specific needs of the mediation and post-conflict reconstruction and development (PCRD) pools of the PSD Civilian Standby Roster.

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Bottlenecks to Deployment?

The Challenges of Deploying Trained Personnel to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

This report addresses the role of training programmes with respect to the deployment of personnel in peace operations. It assessed the effectiveness of the deployment of trained personnel as well as the main obstacles to deployment. The Norwegian-funded Training for Peace in Africa (TfP) was used as a case to explore the bottlenecks that hamper the recruitment and deployment of trained personnel, especially civilians, to peace operations in the African context. The study is exploratory in character and the conclusions are tentative in nature, as they are based on limited empirical data.

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AU African Standby Force Technical Rostering Workshop Report

The African Union (AU) African Standby Force (ASF) Technical Rostering Workshop draft report recommends the ASF civilian dimension roster model (an AU – RECs/RMs Integrated Roster Model) taking into consideration, the present capacity of the AU and RECs/RMs and the type of peace operations the ASF will implement. It prescribes the guidelines, principles, and time frames for the implementation the processes for the establishment and management of the roster.

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ASF Civilian Dimension Implementation Plan

ASF Civilian Dimension Implementation Plan was developed out of the Civilian Dimension Policy Framework as a detailed map of the processes for the development and operationalisation of the civilian dimension of the ASF. It centres on eight (8) lines of action to be taken in order to initiate the ASF Civilian Dimension. These include (1) Integrated Mission Policies, (2) Human Resources Policies, (3) Gender Policy, (4) HIV/AIDS Policy, (5) Conduct and Discipline, (6) Training, (7) Capacity Building, (8) Raising Awareness of the Civilian Dimension of the ASF.

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Vers le Renforcement des Capacités de Médiation de l'Union Africaine

Le rapport intitulé “Vers le Renforcement des Capacités de Médiation de l'Union Africaine” est basé sur un séminaire organisé par la Commission de l’Union Africaine du 15 au 16 octobre 2009. Le séminaire et ce rapport font partie d’une collaboration entre une gamme d'acteurs pour renforcer la capacité de médiation de l'UA.

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