Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

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EASF FTX Mashariki Salaam II, in November, in Port Sudan

The Eastern Africa Standby Force will be conducting a Field Training Exercise (FTX) named Mashariki Salaam II in the Republic of the Sudan from 25th November – 3rd December 2017.

The exercise, which is planned to run in a multidimensional environment comprising EASF’s three components, i.e., Civilian, Police and Military, is a key benchmark to test the organization’s ability to respond to crisis’ situations in the region and beyond when tasked or mandated to do so by the African Union.

Such exercises are designed to play real life like simulated scenarios; the carefully deliberated and planned scenes usually catch the players themselves by surprise. They involve every imaginable element of a crisis situation and the response to such under the scrutiny of highly trained umpires and exercise evaluators. Exercise outcomes are later analyzed where objective audits determine whether the Standby Force has passed the litmus test or not.

Gaps identified must then be sealed in course of time thus enhancing the Full Operational Capability which EASF attained in December 2014.

Since EASF was established in 2004, it has conducted a number of Field Training and Command Post Exercises (FTX and CPX respectively) namely, the 2008 CPX in Kenya, 2009 FTX in Djibouti, 2011 CPX in Sudan, 2013 FTX in Uganda and the 2014 CPX in Ethiopia.


Key Documents Other Information

1. FTX Brief
2. Draft Programme
3. Key Exercise Appointments


FTX 2017 Planning

Initial Planning Conference

Main Planning Conference

Integrated Mission Planning Course

Final Planning Conference

15th Extraordinary Policy Organs Meeting



The 15th Extraordinary Policy Organs' Meeting taking place from

31st July to 3rd August 2017

in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


(1). EASF Experts Working Group

(2). Eastern Africa Committee of the Defence Staff Meeting

EASF Promotion Team

Meeting the EASF Promotion Team

Since attainment of Full Operational Capability (FOC) in 2014, EASF has been enhancing its capacity in order maintain its readiness for deployment in peace support missions in the region or within the continent should the need arise.

As a regional organisation owned by its member states, EASF is conscious that its rationale and purpose must be well understood by the people of Eastern Africa and the continent in general. Consequently, the organisation wants to meet the Eastern African people and discuss its important mission to promote peace and security. This endeavour constitutes an important element of the EASF Communication and Advocacy Strategy 2015 – 2017 which is currently being promoted through the EASF Open Days in each of its member states.

In order to roll out this effort, the organisation has launched its “EASF Promotion Team”. The promotion team is a standby capacity at the EASF Secretariat organised and prepared to visit any institution or organisation with an interest to discuss the concept of peace and security. A visit by EASF Promotion Team takes its point of departure in a three hour “standard” programme as depicted below. However, the programme can be adjusted in accordance to requests and themes forwarded by the inviting party.

09.00 – 09.15: Welcome and introduction.
09.15 – 10.15: Presentation of EASF concept, including short video.
10.15 – 10.45: Introduction to discussions.
10.45 – 12.00: Discussions.

In the event that your institution could be interested in meeting the EASF Promotion Team, kindly write an email to us informing us of your interest using the email address below:

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EASF Publications


Newsletters Downloadable Document
 EASF Amani Mashariki Newsletter 2016-12  thumb
EASF Amani Mashariki Newsletter 2017-03 amaninewlettermarch17




Annual Reports Downloadable Document
EASF Annual Report 2016
EASF Annual Report 2015 



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