Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) research team visits Mogadishu
A seven member research team from the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON), that is studying the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM), did field research in Mogadishu, Somalia from 21 to 29 June. The team was led by Prof. Paul Williams from George Washington University, and included James Machakaire from ACCORD, Natasja Rupesinghe from NUPI and TfP’s Coordinator, Dr. Linda Darkwa. The team interviewed AMISOM, UNSOM, UNSOS, international partners and Somali national and local authorities, and conducted a focus group discussion with Somali civil society representatives. A report will be published in September and it will be presented in Addis Ababa in October.