The African Union (AU) has a vital role in promoting peace and security on the African continent and plays an emerging role in the field of SSR. Supporting the development of the AU's SSR role is a strategic priority for DCAF. The AU has been an observer on DCAF's ISSAT Governing Board since 2010.
DCAF contributes to the AU's SSR efforts by:
- Contributing to the development of a continental SSR policy framework by the AU Commission.
- Conducting capacity building activities on SSR with relevant staff in AU's Department of Peace and Security.
Providing advice and support to the AU upon request in countries where the AU is engaged in national SSR efforts.