The Peacebuilding Unit currently implements its vision through one programme, the African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP), supported by the Government of Finland, and operational since 2007. The APCP aims 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 works in support of the attainment of just and sustainable peace in countries emerging from conflict, focusing on three particular sub-objectives:
- The development of local capacity and ownership for peacebuilding processes;
- Support to national, regional and international policy frameworks and approaches; and
- Create a platform for dialogue and identification of best practices and knowledge.
Specifically, the APCP aims 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 is in the process of strengthening its 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 alternates the focus on its particular focus countries. In this context, the Unit has been committed to ensure that gains achieved through the various frameworks within these countries are consolidated and strengthened during this year.
|The African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Finland.|