Strengthening African Peacekeeping Capacity: African Military Perspectives

The International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] convened a workshop on April 17-19, 2005, in Bamako, Mali, bringing together seven prominent African military leaders with military representatives from two of Africa’s major development partners, France and the United Kingdom, for an in-depth discussion on the requirements for Strengthening African Peacekeeping Capacity. The meeting fulfilled its primary objective of providing an opportunity for a small group of highly experienced African military to discuss in an informal setting the shortfalls in current cooperative programs and also to offer several innovative recommendations for new directions.