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The African Civilian Response Capacity for Peace Support Operations (AFDEM) supports peace support & 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 bosts of 10 years experience in civilian roster management, having been established in 2000. It is funded by the Royal Norwegian Government and has its Head Office in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
The Norwegian Refugee Council seconded Naser Hussain from Pakistan for a 3 months assignment with AFDEM. This was an opportunity for the 2 rosters to enhance internal capacities as well as share best practices on rostering.
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.
AFCAP Civilian Capacity
AFCAP is a product of deliberations of the Bulawayo September 2010 Workshop which came up with the major recommendations of establishing a loose working group called the African Civilian Capacity (AFCAP).