ACCORD was invited to attend the Training for Peace (TfP) Bi-annual Board Meeting that was scheduled for 24 to 26 April in Addis Ababa Ethiopia to discuss 2018 activity and programme implementation outcomes including prospects for the future of TfP after the end of the current Phase 5 in December 2019. ACCORD is a member of the TfP partnership that provides technical, substantive and financial support to the AUC’s peace and security programmatic implementation in efforts to respond to conflict on the African continent. The Board Meeting was held in Addis where it considered and endorsed ideas that partners presented as suggestions for the possible future continuation of the TfP programme. Partners’ technical knowledge on the TfP programme is inspired by over 25 years of direct engagement with the various departments of the AUC on this programme that has been gradually transforming and adapting to the reform changes in the AUC and the peace and security landscape.
The continuation of the TfP programme is a development that the partners and AUC stakeholder departments welcomed with relief as it signifies as assurance to programme continuation and finalisation of current ongoing activities. TfP as a partner of choice to the AUC Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms (RECs/RMs, will therefore continue to offer and provide the needed innovative support to these stakeholders that benefit from the availed professional support in line with emerging trends.
Participation in activities that focus on peace operations capacity enhancement, is in line with ACCORD/TfP Programme’s strategic goal of supporting efforts at strengthening the AUC, RECs/RMs and member states capability to plan, manage and implement PSOs on the continent. The support is provided through the enhancement of the ASF operational capacities and capability to ensure effective functioning of organizational systems in the UN/AU/RECs/RMs, member states and mission structures, particularly for the civilian component.
The Training for Peace Programme at ACCORD is an initiative funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.