Capacity building program for women peace organizations
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
Organization of African Unity;
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The African Women Committee on Peace and Development (AWCPD) is an advisory body to the Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the Executive-Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (UNECA) on issues relating to gender, security, peace, and development in Africa. The AWCPD seeks to enhance the contribution of women to the achievement of conflict prevention, management, resolution and peace building in Africa. The AWCPD's missions include capacity building, networking, advocacy, monitoring, research and information gathering. The goal of the program is to build capacity for an effective participation of women in promoting sustainable peace in Africa. The capacity building program will involve a number of workshops and training programs and will be supplemented with the provision of information manuals intended to build, develop and re-enforce the human and organizational capacities of women. The proposed program is therefore intended to strengthen the capacity of national and international organizations working for peace in Africa in their effort to mainstream gender considerations into the planning, programming and implementation of peace building initiatives. It is also intended to promote women's contribution to the promotion of conflict prevention, management and resolution through social demand driven education and training.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa; Organization of African Unity (2002). Capacity building program for women peace organizations. Addis Ababa :. © UN. ECA,. https://hdl.handle.net/10855/17506”
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