Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF and ECOWAS, Joining Hands on Civil Society Matters

The opening ceremony of the Civil Society meeting currently taking place at the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi brings together diverse and rich representations from civil society organizations, Regional Economic Mechanisms, Regional Mechanisms and other stakeholders working in areas of governance and democracy.

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Verification of Pledged Forces in Union of Comoros

Force Verification in ComorosThe Eastern Africa Standby Force rolled out a verification exercise of Pledged Forces in Union of Comoros on 25th September, 2023.

The verification team, led by the EASF Force Commander, the Joint Chief of Staff and other EASF officials. The Director of EASF, Brig (Rtd) Paul Kahuria Njema is also part of the team conducting the verification which is aimed at strengthening Comoro’s support to the organization and its commitment to the promotion of peace in the region. The Union of Comoros has pledged a multidimensional force comprising the military, police and civilians for EASF peace support missions.

Safeguarding the rights of children

Child ProtectionThe AU considers the rights, protection and welfare of children integral to its overall agenda for sustainable peace and security in Africa. To ensure the realization of the rights, protection and welfare of girls and boys, the AU has put in place; laws, policies, mechanisms and tools that if properly implemented will make Africa fit for its children. Conflict impacts on children differently and disproportionately which calls for deliberate measures to ensure that child protection is integrated into all African Union (AU) Peace Support Operations’ (PSOs) mandates, policies and programs.

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EASF High-Level Meeting Forging New Partnerships

Friends_of_EasfThe EASF high-level Meeting was held on Wednesday, September 2023 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, in Nairobi. Ambassadors from various countries, Diplomatic Corps and Representative of different International Organizations attended the Meeting.

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EASF at the consultative meeting of the Peace and Security Council

PSC_BurundiThe third consultative meeting of the Peace and Security Council and Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms was held in Bujumbura, Burundi. The EASF Director Brig (Rtd) Paul Kahuria Njema also attended the meeting, which was aimed at providing a platform for member states to engage in dialogue and collaboration on matters related to peace and security in the region.

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EASF Participates in CE-WARN Book Launch

CEWARN Book LaunchThe EASF Director, Brig (Rtd) Paul Kahuria Njema led an EASF delegation to participate in launching CEWARN’s latest book titled, 'Conflict Prevention in the Horn- CEWARN’s Journey'.

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Promoting Civil Society Engagement in Peace and Security

CSO_Rwanda_2023Members of various youth Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and Rwanda National Youth Council are attending a sharing of experience workshop as part of the EASF’s programme involving Non-State actors in peace processes. Dr. Utumatwishima Jean Nepo Abdallah, the Minister of Youth officially opened the Workshop at the La Palisse Hotel in Rwanda.

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Integrated Mission Support Course kicks off

IMSC_AddisThe Integrated Mission Support Course was officially opened today Monday 10th July 2023 in Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The course brings together representatives from Member States and EASF staff to be trained in Mission support and Management. It will run from 10th – 20th July 2023.

The Course was officially opened by Dr Mekonin Abebe from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Defence Foreign Relations and Military Cooperation General Directorate.

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EASF Launches Voluntary Work in Musasa Refugee Camp, Burundi

Youth for peace BurundiThe Eastern Africa Standby Force has launched the cross border initiative which will include both a youth seminar and community work in a refugee camp in Ngozi, in Burundi. The event was officially opened by the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Eastern Africa Community Severin Mbarubukeye. The project will include construction of a basketball court, setting up of a socio economic club, training of peer counselors in the Musasa refugee camp.

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Cabinet Secretary of Defence Meets EASF Delegation

Kenya Defence CS and EASF DirectorThe Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of Defence and Security of EASF Member States and Cabinet Secretary of Defence, Republic of Kenya, Hon Aden Bare Duale, met with the EASF Director, Brig Gen Paul Kahuria Njema and his delegation on Tuesday June 6, 2023 at the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Integrated Mission Planning Course Starts in Uganda

IMPC Uganda 2023The Eastern African Standby Force launched its Integrated Mission Planning Course (IMPC) at the United Nations Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda on 22nd May 2023.

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