Matchmaking Meetings
African Development Bank (AfDB)
African Development Bank (AfDB)

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a an ‘AAA’ rated regional multilateral development finance institution, established in 1963, with a mandate to further the economic development and social progress of its regional member countries (RMCs), individually and collectively, in order to reduce poverty. 80 member countries, including all the 54 African countries, and 26 non-African countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia own the Bank. To fulfil its mandate, the AfDB’s key functions include: (i) using its resources for the financing of investment projects and programmes relating to the economic and social development of its RMCs; (ii) the provision of technical assistance for the preparation and execution of development projects and programmes; (iii) promoting investment of public and private capital in Africa for development purposes; and (iv) to respond to requests for assistance in coordinating development policies and plans of RMCs. The AfDB places special emphasis on promoting regional integration, developing fragile states, developing the agriculture value chain and establishing food security, and promoting capability development of women and girls in Africa.

www.afdb.org
AMISOM - African Union Mission in Somalia
AMISOM - African Union Mission in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is an active, regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations (UN). There are also other International Partners in support of AMISOM. AMISOM is mandated to support Somali Federal Government (FGS), mentor the military, and train and mentor the Somali police forces (SSFs). It assists in creating a secure environment for political processes and support humanitarian, early recovery and stabilisation activities. In addition, AMISOM also supports SSFs to combat and degrade al-Shabaab terrorist group and other armed opposition groups, secure main supply routes and population centres. Currently the Mission is working closely with the FGS in transitioning security responsibilities to the SSFs.

www.amisom-au.org
COMESA Secretariat - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
COMESA Secretariat - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

COMESA’s peace and security programs are anchored in Article 3 of the COMESA Treaty which recognizes the importance of peace and security programs in achieving and realizing regional development and integration. The process of establishing the formal structures to address peace and security issues in the region began in 1999, and up to date COMESA has curved its niche around economic and other structural causes of conflict, through programs including: 1) the establishment of a Conflict Early Warning System (COMWARN) - a regional conflict early warning system specialising in analyzing and highlighting the structural and dynamic factors that continue to influence conflicts in the region; 2) Maritime Security Program; 3) Democratic Governance Program; and 4) Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) Program.

www.comesa.int
Congo; Ministry of National Defence
Congo; Ministry of National Defence

EUCAP Somalia
EUCAP Somalia

In July 2012, the EU launched EUCAP Nestor, a civilian mission which assists host countries develop self-sustaining capacity for enhancement of maritime security. At its launch, EUCAP Nestor was mandated to work across the Horn of Africa (HoA) and Western Indian Ocean (WIO). As of the end of 2016, following a strategic review of the Mission, activities focus solely on Somalia (including Somaliland). The Mission Headquarters is currently located in Mogadishu. EUCAP Somalia contributes to the establishment and capacity building of maritime civilian law enforcement capability in Somalia, including Somaliland.

www.eucap-som.eu
G5 Sahel
G5 Sahel

The G5 Sahel group was set up by Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger to address the many challenges to peace, security and development in the region. This organization has its head office in Nouakchott (Mauritania) and its military command base in Mali. Its Special Force (The G5 Sahel Joint Force) is mandated by G5 Sahel members, African Union and the United Nations Security Council to combat terrorism and international organized crime in the region. Working collectively to provide an appropriate response is essential to avoid such issues having a more negative impact on international peace. Therefore, the G5 Sahel Joint Force already collaborates particularly with the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and France’s anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane.

www.g5sahel.org
Gambia Police Force
Gambia Police Force

Formed in 1885, The Gambia Police Force is charged with the responsibility of providing and maintaining internal security in the country. The mandate and functions of the GPF are provided for in the Constitution under S.178 and the Police Act Chapter 18:01 Vol IV Laws of the Gambia. The police are mandated by law, under S.4 of the police Act to protect life and property, detect and prevent crimes, apprehend and prosecute of offenders, preserve law and order, and the due enforcement of all laws and regulations with which they are charged with. The GPF is committed to serving members of the communities using community policing approached. The adoption of Community Policing operating style seeks to move the police away from reactive to proactive, problem solving and service oriented policing approach to reduce crime, enhance community safety and improve public perceptions of the police.

police.gov.gm
IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP)
IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP)

Launched and operational in October 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the objective and missions of IGAD's ISSP are: contributing to foster peace, security, sustainable development and regional integration in the IGAD region; enhancing the effectiveness of the member states security sector to address common transnational, regional and national security threats; enhance and enable member states' security sector capacity to address common transnational security threats, thus, engendering sustainable economic development; and contribute the prediction, anticipation, prevention, and management of emerging, evolving, and exiting security threats in the IGAD region for sustainable development and economic integration.

www.igadssp.org
INTERPOL Regional Bureau for West Africa
INTERPOL Regional Bureau for West Africa

The INTERPOL Regional Bureau for West Africa, acts as a gateway in fostering international police cooperation for countries across the sub-region, it also helps coordinate regional activities such as meetings, training, operations etc. The Regional Bureau provides connectivity to the INTERPOL system known as the I-24/7 and other INTERPOL Policing Capabilities provided by the General Secretariat in Lyon.

www.interpol.int
Kenya National Police Service
Kenya National Police Service

Kenya's National Police Service consists of: The Kenya Police Service, The Administrative Police Service, and The Directorate Criminal Investigation. The National Police Service is under the independent command of the Inspector General, Mr. Hilary Nzioki Mutyambai, MGH, nsc (AU). It strives to provide a dignified world class Police Service; a professional and people centred police service through community partnership and upholding rule of law for a safe and secure society.

www.nationalpolice.go.ke
LEXA Global, LLC
LEXA Global, LLC

LEXA Global (LEXA) is an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned (EDWOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOSB) HUBZone small business headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a keen focus on Civil-Military Relations; Peace and Stability Operations; Education and Training; and Emergency Preparedness, LEXA Global specializes in Development, Civil Society Relations, Leadership Training, Strategic Communications, Language Translations, and Cultural Diversity.

www.lexaglobal.com
Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF)
Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF)

Operating within the authorized AU Peace and Security Council mandate, it is the Multinational Joint Task Force's (MNJTF) mission to create a safe and secure environment in the areas affected by the activities of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups, in order to significantly reduce violence against civilians and other abuses, including sexual and gender-based violence, in full compliance with international law, including international humanitarian law and the UN HRDDP.

mnjtffmm.org
NATO SHAPE Allied Command Operations
NATO SHAPE Allied Command Operations

NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is an alliance of 30 countries from Europe and North America. It provides a unique link between these two continents, enabling them to consult and cooperate in the field of defence and security, and conduct multinational crisis-management operations together. NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.

Allied Command Operations (ACO) headquarters, known as Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, or SHAPE, is located in Mons, Belgium. ACO is one of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) two strategic military commands. The other command being Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in Norfolk, Virginia. ACO is commanded by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and is responsible for all Alliance military operations. The mission of ACO and the SACEUR is to contribute to preserving the peace, security and territorial integrity of NATO member nations in its area of responsibility.

shape.nato.int
Nigerian Army; Nigeria Armed Forces
Nigerian Army; Nigeria Armed Forces

The Nigerian Army Ordnance School is a premier school of materiel managers for the Nigerian Army. It trains officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army and other sister services to become technically proficient in ordnance functional procedures for peace and war time deployment. The School is structured into 4 academic wings and supervised by the chief instructors, senior instructors and instructors. The 4 wings are management courses wing, armament and ammunition courses wing, supply courses wing and technical courses wing. It also has a department of research development test and evaluation. The school runs a total of 36 courses with a projected population of 1340 students all rank in a year.

www.army.mil.ng
PanAfricare
PanAfricare

Africare was founded in 1970 as a leading non-governmental organization committed to addressing African development issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities. After fifty years of existence, Africare announced a planned sunset of US operations and support the formation of an African led organization, PanAfricare, to continue its mission. Therefore, PanAfricare was established in July 2020 as an independent non-profit organization, with its Headquarters in Dakar, Senegal.

PanAfricare continues with Africare’s legacy of implementing programs with a commitment toward Improving lives and building futures on the African continent. The same Africare team in the continent continues the mission of PanAfricare. PanAfricare has a core expertise in community engagement, capacity building, locally-driven behavior changes and innovative public-private partnerships. By integrating our core expertise with our technical specialties of Health and Agriculture, PanAfricare's projects leverage local resources for under-served communities to solve their own development challenges.

www.panafricare.org
Rwanda National Police
Rwanda National Police

Rwanda National Police (RNP) is a professional law enforcement organ provided for by Rwandan Constitution and established by the Law No 09/2000 as amended to date, determining its powers, responsibilities, organization and functioning as amended to date. The RNP vision is to ensure that people in Rwanda are safe, involved and reassured. From the beginning, first priority of RNP was to consolidate safety and security after the devastating Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. To do this, heavy investment was made in training to promote professional values of modern policing. RNP strived to go beyond traditional policing to involve community in policing activities. After 19 years, RNP is currently founded on strong partnership with the public. In addition, RNP is actively engaged in Peace Support Operations. These milestones have been achieved thanks to the partnership with the local community, public and private entities, regional and international cooperation.

www.police.gov.rw
Somali Police Force (SPF)
Somali Police Force (SPF)

The Somali Police Force was established on 20 December 1943. They were the main law enforcement forces in Somalia at that time. However, after independence in 1960, the police were made civil law enforcement forces. Since that time, the Somalia Police Forces have served the public as their main protector. The main duties of the Force include crime fighting, traffic control, maintaining public safety, and counter-terrorism, under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Public Security. After the civil war, the Somali Police Forces were the first security forces to be revived in 2000. Currently, the Somali Police Forces are the main security forces that operate in the big cities, in all member states of Somalia, working with the community. Despite Somalia coming back from civil war, the police play a vital role in the protection of civilians and countering terrorism and organized crimes.
Somalia; Ministry of Defence
Somalia; Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is charged with co-ordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Somali Armed Forces. The President of Somalia is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country. The Ministry of Defence provides policy framework and resources to the Armed Forces to discharge their responsibility in the context of the defence of the country. The Armed Forces (including Somali Army, Somali Air Force, and Somali Navy) under the Defence Ministry are primarily responsible for ensuring the territorial integrity of the nation.

mod.gov.so
South Sudan; Ministry of Defence & Veterans Affairs
South Sudan; Ministry of Defence & Veterans Affairs

U.S. Army Africa & Southern European Task Force (USARAF/SETAF)
U.S. Army Africa & Southern European Task Force (USARAF/SETAF)

United States Army Africa/Southern European Task Force (USARAF/SETAF) provides mission command, protects the force, sets the theater, conducts security force assistance, and supports joint and international partners in order to achieve USAFRICOM and U.S. Army Campaign Plan objectives. On order, USARAF/SETAF also serves as the JTF-HQ in support of U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) contingency operations. The Security Cooperation Directorate (SCD) falls under the USARAF G3/5/7 and is composed of the command's military and civilian international affairs experts specializing in Africa. The SCD enables USARAF and U.S. Embassy coordination, leads USARAF coordination efforts on African political-military issues, as well as security cooperation policy and efforts, and supports USARAF operations with regional understanding, expertise, and political-military analysis for Africa. The SCD works in support of planning efforts, and on demand to maximize security cooperation efforts in order to successfully employ U.S. Army forces to set the theater, conduct security force assistance, and provide support to joint and international partners.

www.usaraf.army.mil
U.S. Naval Forces Europe & Africa and U.S. SIXTH Fleet
U.S. Naval Forces Europe & Africa and U.S. SIXTH Fleet

U.S. Naval Forces Europe; U.S. Naval Forces Africa; U.S. SIXTH Fleet's Africa Engagement Group (N52) plans, coordinates, and conducts maritime operations, exercises, Theater Security Cooperation (TSC), and Security Force Assistance (SFA) activities that reinforce the capability and capacity of African partner forces to maintain safety and security in the maritime domain.

www.c6f.navy.mil
UN Department of Peace Operations (DPO)
UN Department of Peace Operations (DPO)

The Department of Peace Operations (DPO) is dedicated to assisting the Member States and the Secretary-General in their efforts to maintain international peace and security. DPO provides political and executive direction to UN peacekeeping operations around the world and maintains contact with the Security Council, troop and financial contributors, and parties to the conflict in the implementation of Security Council mandates. Peacekeeping is political and its ultimate success depends on active and sustainable political processes or the real prospect of a peace process. The Department works to integrate the efforts of UN, governmental and non-governmental entities in the context of peacekeeping operations. DPO also provides guidance and support on military, police, mine action and other relevant issues to other UN political and peacebuilding missions.

peacekeeping.un.org
UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 in 2013. The mission supports the political process particularly implementation of the Peace agreement, and carries out a number of security-related stabilization tasks, with a focus on major population centres and lines of communication, protecting civilians, human rights monitoring, the creation of conditions for the provision of humanitarian assistance and the return of displaced persons, the extension of state authority and the preparation of free, inclusive and peaceful elections. The mission operates under robust rules of engagement to address all threats to civilians and at times, in coordination with the Malian defence and security forces.

minusma.unmissions.org
UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

MINUSCA has been given an overarching strategic objective: to support the creation of conditions conducive to the sustainable reduction of the presence of, and threat posed by, armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR). To achieve this objective, the Security Council has given MINUSCA four priority tasks: (i) the protection of civilians; (ii) the use of its good offices to support peace processes, including national reconciliation, social cohesion and transitional justice; (iii) the creation of a secure environment to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance, and (iv) the protection of UN personnel and assets. In addition, the Mission aims to restore State authority and rule of law throughout the CAR, including through security sector reform and the implementation of disarmament, demobilization, reintegration (DDR) and repatriation (DDRR) programs. MINUSCA is also tasked with promoting and protecting human rights and supporting national and international justice. To ensure the Mission can successfully meet its objective and help restore peace in the CAR, the Security Council has asked MINUSCA to adopt more proactive and robust posture. The Mission authorized strength comprises 11,650 military personnel, including 480 Military Observers and Military Staff Officers, 2,080 police personnel, including 400 Individual Police Officers; 108 corrections officers; and 1,524 civilian staff.

minusca.unmissions.org
United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU)
United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU)

The United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) was established by UN General Assembly Resolution 64/288 in 2010. The office has three core aims to: (a.) Enhance the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union in the area of peace and security; (b.) Provide coordinated and consistent United Nations advice to the African Union on long-term capacity-building and short-term operational support matters; and (c;) Streamline the United Nations presence in Addis Ababa to make it cost-effective and efficient in delivering UN assistance to the AU. UNOAU integrated the three existing offices: DPA Liaison Office, the DPKO AU Peace Support Team and the DFS Planning Team for Somalia to support AMISOM, as well as the support component of the UNAMID Joint Support Coordination Mechanism office in Addis Ababa.

The Peacekeeping Planning and Management Division seeks to provide coordinated and consistent UN advice to the AU on long-term capacity building and short-term operational support matters, as well as contribute to the overarching goal of enhancing the AU-UN partnership in peace and security. In practice, the Division provides support to the AU Commission in the planning, start-up, management and liquidation of ongoing African Union peace support operations. The main focus of this work, as of mid-2015, is on the management of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), as well as on planning and institutional capacity development for future operations through the development of the African Standby Force. UNOAU peacekeeping planners draw upon UN experience and best practices and help adapt these to the specific needs of the AU.

unoau.unmissions.org
UNPD - UN Secretariat Procurement Division
UNPD - UN Secretariat Procurement Division

The United Nations Secretariat Procurement Division (UNPD) aims at providing best value for money in the timely acquisition of goods and services to enable UN Secretariat entities deliver their mandates and achieve their objectives globally. UNPD’s clients range from peacekeeping and special political Missions, over Headquarters and Offices Away from Headquarters to Tribunals and other UN entities. Goods and Services include requirements in the Categories of Aviation, Transportation, Vehicles, Engineering, Food, Fuel, Financial & Professional Services, Security, Medical and IT & Communications, among others. UNPD does business with vendors from all over the world and is actively working at increasing its sources of supply from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

LOGISTICS MEETINGS ONLY, OTHER SECTORS UNAVAILABLE (please attend pre-event Workshop 3:15pm EAT Tuesday 26th October).

www.un.org/Depts/ptd
USAID - U.S. Agency for International Development
USAID - U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID's Bureau for Management provides centralized administrative services which include: logistical, financial, operational program support, information technology, and procurement services for the Agency. The Office of Acquisition and Assistance serves as part of the development team to create award packages that attract effective development partners, negotiate for the best services and goods at reasonable cost, and efficiently secure and allow us to administer awards to meet our development mission.

www.usaid.gov