Reflecting on 6 years of Youth, Peace and Security

ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor

Youth participation should be inclusive and integrated deeply in dialogues, so young people do not inherit socio-economic and political problems that could have been negated through their involvement.

Omicron in Botswana

ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor

On 24 November 2021, news about the ‘Botswana Variant,” now known as Omicron, which is said to have 32 mutations, was reported by Mail Online and other international news media. While the global north is already inoculating booster shots, Botswana is one of the countries in the continent playing catch up trying to attain herd immunity.

China-Africa Public Health Cooperation and Vaccine Diplomacy

ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor

China’s reputation game in Africa is of strategic and vital importance as Chinese engagements (investments, infrastructure, and other projects) typically receive positive ratings on the continent while generating controversy and outcry in other parts of the world.

Are “mildly-worded communiques” effective conflict management tools?

ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor

The “strongly-worded statement” has always been a foreign policy instrument for diplomats responding to situations of concern. There is a growing awareness that statements issued by intergovernmental organisations at the onset of crises play a catalytic role in setting the tone for the international response.

ECCAS at 38: Passing and taking up the baton of regional integration

ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor

The construction of the community of destiny passes by the emergence and the formatting of a community citizenship which does not go without strong moments of awareness. The day of regional integration is given to us to revive, stimulate and develop this awareness of our belonging and community destiny within the Community that forms the eleven Member States of ECCAS.

The Network of ECCAS Women Mediators in Central Africa

ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor

In order to strengthen cooperation in the area of peace and security, the Central African Peace and Security Council (COPAX), was created in 2004 not only to deploy military and civilian missions but also to participate in mediation in crisis situations in the sub-region.