Regional Peace Programme in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

18/08/2020 - With facilitation from the AACC, the nested partners in the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) funded Regional Peace Programme had a successful orientation to the African Union and the African Union Commission. The nested partners are AACC, Arigatou International, International Centre for Peace, Human Rights and Development in Africa (IPHRD – Africa, Fellowship of Councils of Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA);  African Council of Religious Leaders (ACRL); Hekima Institute of Peace & Conflict Research (HIPSIR). 
 
Today’s Key engagements were with the AU Political Affairs Peace and Security (PAPS) department;  Early warning systems unit; Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO)  Interfaith Dialogue Forum (FDF) and the Pan African Governance Platform(PAP).  The AUC also gave an update on the current situation in the Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes region. Concrete areas of collaboration and follow up were explored and agreed upon.