Lessons from AMISOM drawdown for peacekeeping in Africa


After 10 years, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is preparing to withdraw. But the pace and conditions for the drawdown remain uncertain. Funding constraints and the slow development of Somalia’s security sector are key challenges.

This seminar will examine these issues and launch a new ISS report on the impact of European Union (EU) funding decisions on AMISOM. The authors of the report will discuss their findings with representatives from the African Union (AU) and EU, and the implications for future partnerships in Somalia and the continent.

The seminar will be conducted in English, with French translation available. Copies of the ISS report in French and English will be available.

Chair: Ndubuisi Christian Ani, Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa


Omar S Mahmood, Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa

Semiha Abdulmelik, Senior Political Officer, AU

Thorsten Clausing, Head, Political Section, EU Delegation to the AU

Picture: AMISOM Photo / Omar Abdisalan

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