Welcome to AFDEM
The African Civilian Response Capacity for Peace Support Operations (AFDEM) supports
peace support and humanitarian relief operations through the management of a roster
of African civilians with professional expertise and skills suitable for peace support
operations in Africa and beyond.
AFDEM is the only such civilian response capacity on the African continent and it
boosts of 10 years experience in roster management, having been established in 2000.
It is funded by the Royal Norwegian government and has its head office in Bulawayo,
AFDEM is the only civilian capacity in Africa with over nine years experience in
rapid capacity management. It is an independent international Non Governmental Organization
funded by the Royal Norwegian government.
To support peacekeeping, peacebuilding and humanitarian missions in Africa and worldwide
through the management of a rapid deployment capacity of African Civilians equipped
with professional expertise and skills relevant to such missions.