ECOWAS holds conflict prevention framework workshop on Africa Programme for Peace
Lagos: An Orientation Workshop for ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) Directorate Components on Africa Programme for Peace (APP-IV) Agreement with ECOWAS Commission, begins on the 2nd of November 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria.
The 3-Day Workshop which is being supported by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) is billed to fashion out ways to improve ECOWAS interventions in Peace and Security in the Region.
Participants and by extension, the Commission will be looking forward to owning the main documents relating to DANIDA’s engagement with ECOWAS while improving the knowledge of ECOWAS on administrative and financial procedures having to do with APP-IV as well as the enhancement of staff budgeting and reporting skills.
The Workshop is also meant to provide relevant insights to procurement, financial, accounting and auditing processes in the management of donor-funded projects.
The ECPF was adopted in 2008, to among others help provide a policy framework for a more strategic orientation towards peace and security with a human security lens as partly provided for by the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.
The APP-IV programme takes into cognizance, the provisions of African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) which is the umbrella term for the key African Union (AU) mechanisms for promoting peace, security and stability in the African continent.
The need to collaborate with relevant agencies and institutions on peace and security has heightened over the years as the continent faces new trans-border security challenges such as piracy, irregular migration, terrorism, trafficking in persons, transnational organized crime, etc.