ACCORD Programme

African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme

The APCP aimed to have a direct impact in supporting the peacebuilding process in several volatile African countries.

A child holds up a map of South Sudan, in a medical care centre for children in Bor, South Sudan (UNMISS/JC McIlwaine)

The Peacebuilding Unit implemented the African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP), which was supported by the Government of Finland, between 2007-2017. The APCP aimed 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 worked in support of the attainment of just and sustainable peace in countries emerging from conflict, and it focused on three particular sub-objectives:

  1. The development of local capacity and ownership for peacebuilding processes;
  2. Supported national, regional and international policy frameworks and approaches; and
  3. Created a platform for dialogue and identification of best practices and knowledge.
Focus Countries of Intervention of the APCP

Specifically, the APCP aimed 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 were in the process of  strengthening their 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 alternated the focus on its particular focus countries. In this context, the Unit then committed to ensure that gains achieved through the various frameworks within these countries were consolidated and strengthened during the year.

finland The African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme was funded by Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.