Silencing the Guns: achievements, opportunities and challenges


Seven years after the launch of the well-intended Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2020 initiative, the impact has been minimal and the continent is still far from realising the commitments made by African leaders.

With 2020 being the final year of the declaration, this seminar reflects on the numerous challenges facing the plan. Achievements made thus far will be discussed along with factors that have hampered progress and considerations on the way forward.

A new ISS monograph on the topic will be launched at the seminar.

Chair: Amb Hadiza Mustapha, Advisor to the Chairperson of the AU Commission on Peace, Security and Governance


Wafula Okumu, Visiting Fellow, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Andrews Atta-Asamoah, Head, African Peace and Security Governance, ISS Addis Ababa

Roba D Sharamo, Regional Director and Representative to the AU, Horn and East Africa, ISS Addis Ababa

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