Launching the AU DDR Website

I am happy to inform you that the African Union DDR website, will go live in December 2015 and is in the final stages of being approved in preparation for its launch. This website is aimed at serving as the access point for public information on the DDR activities of the AU, RECs/ RMs and Member States and the main public resource facility for disseminating information about the AU DDR activities to all its users.

The site’s homepage welcomes visitors with featured content focused on news highlights, brief country profiles, the main components of the AU DDR Capacity program, as well as guidance documents and information accessing various DDR related e-resources/ publications. The new site is divided into five main sections: HOME, OUR WORK, EVENTS, ONLINE-RESOURCES and PARTNERS which provide a comprehensive overview of the AU DDR Capacity project highlighting latest and upcoming events; DDR publications; useful links and publishes the e-newsletters. One key feature of the website is the database of online DDR electronic resources which will soon be integrated and includes the collation and synthesis of documents on DDR, an exploration of key issues and lessons learned by political and security context, against a number of thematic areas.

On another note, I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincere appreciation to our partners the World Bank Transitional Demobilization & Reintegration Program (TDRP); Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience Global Practice; the European Union (EU); the United Nations Department of Peace Keeping Operations (DPKO) and United Nations Office for the African Union (UNOAU); United Nations Children’s Fund; and Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (UNICEF- ESARO); special recognition also goes to the AU Liaison Offices and RECs/RMs, for their continuous and sustained support to the implementation of the AU DDRCP.

I sincerely hope that you our reader will enjoy this fourth edition and that you find the information captured both insightful and informative.

Best Wishes,

H.E. Amb. Smail Chergui

Commissioner, Peace and Security,

African Union Commission

Posted by Marsden Momanyi
Last updated by Abraham Kebede

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