The 2nd Extraordinary Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the African Peace Support Trainers’ Association (APSTA) was held in Yaounde, Cameroon on 08 June 2018. The AGM was preceded by the Board and Members Working Committee meeting. APSTA is a voluntary association of individuals, training centres, academics and institutions working in Africa. APSTA is a network of...

The Southern African Development Community Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre (SADC RPTC) planned and conducted an Integrated Mission Planning Course (IMPC) at the Riverside Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi from 28 May to 08 June 2018. ACCORD, a long standing partner of the RPTC was invited to participate in the course and contributing to the training by...

ACCORD/TfP participated in a SADC Exercise Planning Meeting that took place in Lilongwe, Malawi from 23 to 27 April 2018. This Planning Meeting was a third in a series of earlier meetings with one more which is due in July 2018, that have been planned in preparation for the regional Command Post Exercise (CPX) taking...

The African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with ACCORD/TfP, organised the African Standby Capacity (ASC) Civilian Foundation Course for Rostered Personnel on 18-24 March 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The objective of the course was to equip rostered personnel and experts with the required skills to perform their expected roles and functions within an African Union (AU)...

The second in a series of preparatory meetings culminating in the conduct of a Command Post Exercise in Salima, Malawi. Following the Southern African Development Communities (SADC) attainment of Full Operational Capability (FOC) through the conduct of the Continental Field Training Exercise (FTX) AMANI AFRICA 11 in October and November 2015, the African Union (AU) was...

ACCORD through the Training for Peace Programme (TfP) continues to provide technical support to the African Union (AU) in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and German Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) in ensuring effective and efficient operational capability of the African Standby Capacity (ASC) rapid deployment tool. The coaching and mentoring...

As per the Core Group Meeting’s recommendations, held from 5-7 December 2017 in Durban, South Africa, the African Union PSOD and ACCORD/TfP, visited the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) from 29-31 January 2018. The meetings and consultations, aimed at evaluating the ECCAS roster’s performance and operationalization. It was also an opportunity for PSOD...

A two day consultative meeting was recently held from 20-21 January at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting was organised by the Gender is my Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) under the theme: “Corruption and Governance: Impact and way out for Women, Children and Youths.” This theme is in...

ACCORD/TfP funded and hosted the African Standby Capacity (ASC) Core Group Meeting in Durban, South Africa on 5-7 December 2017. The ASC Core Group Meeting which was constituted by the Rostering Unit of the African Union Peace Support Operations Division and partners; Centre for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and...

The African Union (AU) and AU member states have repeatedly demonstrated their political will to respond and resolve emerging threats, crisis and insecurity on the continent by mandating peace support operations missions and deploying personnel to support these missions. This is reflected in the commitment of the African Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) and Police Contributing...