Aeby IJR GIZ Report

By: Michael Aeby
Pages: 80
Dimensions: A4
Date of publication:  2021

Civil Society Participation in Peacemaking and Mediation Support in the APSA: Insights on the AU, ECOWAS and SADC


Cognisant of the need to institutionalise mediation capacity and to foster the participation of non-state actors in conflict prevention and peacemaking, the African Union and Regional Economic Communities, which form the building blocks of the African Peace and Security Architecture, have established Mediation Support Structures and developed partnerships with civil society organisations. This report offers comparative insights on the framework for civil society inclusion in peacemaking and the potential contributions of African civil society organisations to the continued development of mediation support capacity in the African Union, Economic Community of West African States and Southern African Development Community.