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Who Pays for Peace in Africa?

Brussels – Who pays for peace and security operations in Africa? This is a question that has kept policy makers and the international peace and security community in Africa busy for a long time.  And it still does. In January 2016, the African Union (AU) appointed a high-level panel headed by Dr. Donald Kaberuka to develop a mechanism of sustainable, predictable and flexible funding for peace and security in Africa, and in particular for peace support operations. Analysis by Sophie Desmidt (ECDPM) and Tarila Marclint Ebiede (University of Leuven).

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Time to put civil society in the spotlight: Peace and security in Africa

Peace and security in Africa should not be seen as an exclusive domain of African Union (AU) institutions only. African citizens are those directly affected by violent conflict and instability, writes Tarila M. Ebiede and Sophie Desmidt from ECDPM in this commentary for Addis Fortune and Afronline.org.

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Interview with Damien Helly (ECDPM): Foreign Presence in Sahel Is More Diversified, but Better Coordination Is Needed

In March 2015, the ECDPM published a policy paper on the Sahel and the region’s main development and security issues titled “Sahel Strategies: Why Coordination is Imperative”. In this in-depth interview with Joshua Massarenti of Afronline.org, Damien Helly, the deputy-head of Deputy Head of Programme (Strengthening European External Action) at the ECDPM and co-author of the report, looks at the leading development trends in the region, the difficulties that both the EU and others international organisations face in leading development projects and the important challenge of turning development strategies “into concrete results that can act as forces of change and strengthen development”.

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The New EU Paradigm Shift for The Sustainable Development Goals

Two months before the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to be held in Addis Ababa, a report financed by the European commission has called for a paradigm shift in development co-operation through combining new financing and policies.

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