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AFRICAN PEACE SUPPORT TRAINERS ASSOCIATION (APSTA)
African Peace Support Trainers Association (APSTA) was established in 2002 by leading African training and research institutions as the African Chapter of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC). APSTA serves as a framework for improving the capacity of peacekeeping training institutions through facilitating exchange of best practices and capacity development support and for enhancing the impact of peacekeeping initiatives by the African Union (AU) and Regional Economic Communities/ Regional Mechanisms (RECs/RMs).
Through dialogue and joint research, APSTA seeks to deepen the debate on peacekeeping capacity development, on issues pertaining to peacekeeping in Africa including protection of civilians and the implementation of the responsibility to protect.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of APSTA as spelt out in its Articles of Association are:
  • To facilitate the ability of peace support training centres to dialogue with each other as a matter of routine;
  • To facilitate meetings and the exchange of information and best practices;

  • To facilitate efforts to harmonise the doctrine, training, etc of the various members;

  • To serve as a depository that offers advisory services to the African Union (the Commission and the Peace and Security Council) on peace support operations issues;

  • To act as a sounding board for the AU Commission on peace support operations.

Other than its members, APSTA has two principal organs. The first is the Presidency, which is annually held on rotational basis by a member institution. The second is the APSTA Secretariat, which is the permanent standing organ of the Association based in Nairobi, Kenya.

APSTA CONSTITUTION

APSTA exists on the legal basis of the Constitution.

TOWARDS A PEACEFUL AND STABLE AFRICA

In relation to capacity building for Peace Support Operation,the work of APSTA is guided by the AU-APSTA Memorandum of Understanding.

Areas of Engagement

  • Promoting the provision and improvement of peacekeeping training and the peace support operations in Africa;

  • Coordination, harmonization and standardization of peace support operations training;

  • Research and Publications on issues relevant to peace support operations in Africa;

  • Organizing public forums on issues of current importance in the areas of peace support operations and peace support operations training.

Through these and other initiatives, APSTA aims to support the development and operationalization of the African Standby Force and the work of the AU and RECs/RMs in the areas of Peace Support Operations training as well as the development of doctrine and lessons learned.

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