‘Based on the trends and subject to receiving 25% of the peace fund from member states, the AU will be able to finance operations that last for 6 months and involve about 10,000 personnel; limiting the need to collaborate only to missions that require combat operations and with no exit strategy in sight.’ Dr. Okeke...
This year we are celebrating our 10-year since the founding of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The institute, which was established in April 2007 with a handful of academic staff, has grown in leaps and bounds in a relatively short period.
With a view to providing a sustainable source of finance for the AU, African Heads of State appointed Dr. Donald Kaberuka, former President of the African Development Bank, as the High Representative for the AU Peace Fund in 2015 and tasked him with formulating a clear roadmap for financing AU’s activities.
Titled “The Imperative to Strengthen our Union: Report on the Proposed Recommendations for the Institutional Reform of the African Union”, the report noted that the continent is in need of an efficient continental organization that can fulfill its mandate.