The Peace Programme (TfP)/ACCORD together with the African Union Commission’s Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD), the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), hosted the 8th Annual African Standby Force (ASF) Training Implementation Workshop (TIW) held from 25-28 October 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria.
The workshop addressed the following initiatives; to review the preceding year’s activities in relation to training; to identify challenges and develop solutions and new. The workshop developed the training direction for the coming year and agreed upon training process guidelines at each of the training institutions and centers, both at a national and regional level.
The PSOD is the coordinating body for the TIW and is the institution that provides direction for the capacity development of the ASF. The PSOD however works with numerous stakeholders that have an interest in the affairs of the ASF. The stakeholders central to this TIW are the regional organisations that provide regional coordination of the Standby Forces in their regional grouping as articulated in the African Union (AU) ASF policy framework. Troop contributing Member States provide support to AU peace support missions through direct consultation with the PSOD.
Other stakeholders include the training institutions and training centers who contribute to the enhancement of the ASF capacity for its mission planning, deployment, management implementation and liquidation.
ACCORD/TfP’s strategic goal is to significantly improve the civilian capacity of African states, RECs and AU.
ACCORD/Training for Peace (TfP) Programme is an initiative funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.