Report of the TfP supported workshop on Implementing APSA RoadMap 2016-2020
The Department of the Peace and Security of the African Union (AU) Commission, in collaboration with the Training for Peace (TfP), held a workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 25 to 27 October 2017, on “Implementing the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Roadmap 2016-2020: Enhancing Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) through Partnerships with Regional Economic Communities and Mechanisms (RECs and RMs)”. The APSA Roadmap details the joint aims of the AUC and RECs/RMs in five strategic priority areas, namely: Conflict Prevention; Crisis/Conflict Management; PCRD and Peacebuilding; Strategic Security Issues; and Coordination and Partnerships. It was, therefore, in the context of the Strategic Priority on Coordination and Partnerships that the Workshop was organised. The Roadmap notes the lack of regular and systematic exchanges between the AU and the RECs/RMs, and the lack of clear definitions of roles and responsibilities of the AU and the RECs/RMs.