The Preventive Action Programme at ACCORD, in collaboration with Angola 2000 and the Development Workshop in Luanda, hosted a training workshop for civil society organisations entitled, Building Peace in Angola: Civil Society and Conflict Prevention, in Luanda from 21 - 25 July 2003. The workshop was the first activity in Angola for the Preventive Action Programme, as well as for the partnership between ACCORD, Angola 2000, and the Development Workshop.
As part of ACCORD's contribution to the peace process in Burundi, the Peacekeeping Programme organised a country orientation workshop for the African Union Military Observers in that country from the 1-3 March.
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a civil society initiative, based in South Africa, specialising in the field of conflict prevention, resolution and management on the African continent. Amongst its programmes is a Peacekeeping Programme working in the field of peacekeeping capacity building in the southern African sub-region. The focus of the programme is on civilian components of peacekeeping with special emphasis on conflict management and civil-military co-operation.
ACCORD's Peacekeeping Programme will run a country-orientation workshop for the African Union (AU) military observer mission in Burundi from 1-3 March 2003. The workshop is to be attended by 35 military observers from Togo, Mali, Tunisia, Gabon, and Burkina Faso. This workshop is part of ACCORD's ongoing Burundi Project funded by the Department for International Development (DFID-UK).
ACCORD's Peacekeeping Programme will be running a five day Peacekeeping Workshop in Burundi from the 24th to the 28th of February in Bujumbura. The workshop is meant to introduce peacekeeping concepts and approaches to participants from civil society, political parties, military and police from that country. The workshop is being organized against the backdrop of a proposed African Union mission to that country and as its objective it seeks to provide a forum for better understanding of the deployment and activities of the peacekeepers.
Kemi Ogunsanya and Jamila Abdellaoui, of ACCORD's Training Unit, are in Burundi for the next round of training of Burundian women in conflict resolution, which begins today and continues until the end of the week. ACCORD's current programme in Burundi is funded by DFID, and the trainings are being run in association with KAFOB.