This blog-series is a summary of the webinar ‘African Agency in Peace and security: Peace Operations and Maritime Security’ organized by the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), the GIZ support to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) in 2021.
The seminar provided a platform for practitioners and scholars to discuss the progress, limits and opportunities for African agency in matters of peace and security. As this blog series is a summary of the most important discussions, it particularly focuses on three main areas that require improvement by APSA institutions. This includes the need to address the coordination gaps among African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) institutions; the gaps and opportunities in terms of involving local actors in peace initiatives as well as the need to invest in pressing issues relating to maritime security.
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Enhancing Coordination within the African Peace and Security Architecture
Investment in the Blue Economy for enhanced Maritime Security
Non-State Actors in Peace and Security in Africa: Inclusion on Paper but not in Practice