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Background

Policy Frameworks

Project contact

Dr Sandy Africa, Assistant Director, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Division

Project overview

Common norms and standards provide a framework for promoting good SSG at a continental level, an area in which African regional organisations have been forerunners.

DCAF provides technical support to the development of regional policies, such as the ECOWAS Code of Conduct of Armed Forces and Security Services in West Africa, and the ECOWAS Policy Framework for SSG/R.

To translate theory into practice and facilitate practical implementation of such norms, DCAF has also supported the African Union in elaborating Operational Guidance Notes for implementing the AU Policy Framework on SSR, and produced a comprehensive Toolkit on SSG/R in West Africa.