From Early Warning to Early Action – Lessons Learned from the African Union and Regional Economic Communities Although early warning (EW) remains a difficult task, without early action, early warning can only fall short of its promise
First, even though much work has already been done, the vast networks of political decision-makers in Africa’s 55 states need to engage even more in early warning processes. This entails strengthening political networks, supporting national authorities’ capacities, and adapting analytical standards across the continent. Second, the AU should assist the building of national peace infrastructures and support investments into national institutional capacity and data collection. Third, there is a need for an overarching indicator-warning framework in which the various high-standard AU’s African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) monitoring tools feed their data and insights.
Date - 2022