Friends of EASF/Partners
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EASF works closely with various partners in the realization of its mandate at national, regional and international levels. These partners have provided necessary financial, logistical, and technical support, in addition to providing expertise. The key partners include Japan through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Germany through GIZ, United Kingdom (UK), the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The African Union, the umbrella organization for the EASF, also provides financial assistance to the EASF through its European Union Peace Facility programme. France and the United States of America also provide technical assistance to EASF.
EASF is working closely with the African Union as well as RECs in the Eastern Africa Region and beyond. In this regard, it is signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Area of Peace and Security between the African Union, the Regional Economic Communities and the Coordinating Mechanisms of the Regional Standby Brigades of Eastern Africa and Northern Africa since 2008. Negotiation on conclusion of a cooperation agreement that builds on and strengthens this multilateral Memorandum of Understanding in the area of peace and security with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a sister organization in the Eastern Africa Region, is at an advanced stage. Further, EASF has commenced negotiation on cooperation arrangements with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It intends to do the same with the East African Community (EAC) in the near future.
EASF continues to work closely with all stakeholders in peace and security in Africa.