Advancing Our Institutions: “Deepening the AUBP” by Valentin Schuetz

15 December, 2021


This paper is submitted as a requirement for Module 6, one of the assignments in the Master’s programme of Managing Peace and Security in Africa. The assignment needed participants to critically evaluate their current institutions and work contexts using new insights gained from the module. Utilising the lessons learned, the paper’s author, as a project manager in the GIZ Support to the AUBP, makes concrete and actionable recommendations toward its improvement. The AUBP does not need a fundamental reform but evolution and deepening to adapt to new circumstances. The paper recommends how labour division within the cooperation system, the institutions analytic and responsive capacities, its reactive approach toward border-related conflicts, and its compliance with human rights and the human security agenda can be addressed and improved.

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