Enhancing AU responses to instability: linking AGA and APSA


Despite the fact that bad governance is a major cause of instability in Africa, the African Union (AU) has struggled to develop a comprehensive response to improve governance. The links between the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and the African Governance Architecture (AGA) remain limited, largely because of institutional differences between the two approaches. This policy brief proposes options to link AGA and APSA in order to enhance AU responses to structural and cyclical instability.

About the author

Yann Bedzigui joined the ISS in 2015 as a researcher with the PSC Report project based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Before joining the ISS, Bedzigui was an assistant researcher in the Dakar of ce of the International Crisis Group, and before that he was a research fellow at Centre Thucydide at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris. Bedzigui has a PhD in International Relations from Université Panthéon-Assas.

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