Peace Support Operations in Strategic Context

Western Accord 2012

The Africa Center hosts a series of workshops on peace operations to support AFRICOM’s Accord series by focusing on the security challenges facing Africa, regional responses to those challenges and emergent crises, workshops held in Ghana, Malawi, and Washington, DC, have placed particular emphasis on the deployment of peacekeepers, the protection of civilians, challenges of peace enforcement, and the drawdown of peacekeeping missions.

Specific objectives include:

  • Assessing the security environment and the region’s capacity to response to crises
  • Appreciating the challenges of operationalizing a robust peace operation and combatting nonstate armed groups
  • Deepening understanding of a protection of civilians mandate
  • Developing a framework for drawing down a mission
  • Providing recommendations for more effective regional, continental, and international partnerships