The African Union and security sector reform partnerships

While the AU is a credible security sector reform player, enhanced alliances could be a game changer.

The African Union is committed to supporting security sector reform in its member states. But limited coordination of its efforts with those of others working in the field impedes progress. This report explores ways in which the AU can establish effective partnerships with other bodies to achieve greater policy alignment and a more coherent approach.

About the author

Chido Mutangadura is a Senior Fellow on global governance of peace and security at the United Nations University – Centre for Policy Research in Geneva, Switzerland. Her research focuses on security sector reform, conflict prevention, foreign policy, global governance and peacebuilding. She holds a PhD in Conflict Management from the Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. 


Development partners
This report is published as part of the Training for Peace Programme (TfP) funded by the government of Norway. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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