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African Union

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.