APRRP/GPOI Synchronization Meeting With GAF Climaxed

The African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP) and the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) climaxed a 3-day synchronization meeting with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on Friday, 15 October 2021 at the Command Officers’ Mess in Burma Camp, Accra.

The synchronization meeting which commenced on Wednesday, 13 October 2021 was aimed at enhancing peacekeeping capacity collaboration between the two entities under the APRRP and Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI).

The Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters, Major General Nicholas Peter Andoh who represented the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, thanked the Government of the United States of America for the continuous support in the areas of peace and security. He said GAF was ready to support the initiative and also provide the necessary security for the equipment that would be deployed in Ghana.

He added that he was interested in the outcome of the meeting, as it would aid GAF in International Peacekeeping operations going forward.

The team ended the synchronization meeting with an overview of activities undertaken during their stay in Ghana. Under the moderation of the AFRICOM Deputy Director, Global Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Cesar Pena, representatives took turns to give PowerPoint presentations on overview of the APRRP Aviation, Engineering, Logistics and Medical services.

Looking ahead, the APRRP/GPOI proposed incorporating helpful feedback into planned equipment and training capability packages. They also proposed developing refined timeline of partnership activities including equipment delivery whiles AFRICOM provides GAF updates on equipment arrival timelines.  

 The vision for GPOI is to work collaboratively with the US and international stakeholders like Ghana to achieve and sustain operational effectiveness in peace operations and promote international peace and security. In support of this vision, GPOI strives to strengthen international capacity to execute United Nations (UN) and Regional Peace Operations by enhancing partner countries’ sustainability, self-sufficient peace operations proficiencies and building the capacity of UN and regional organisations to conduct such missions.


APRRP on the other hand, complements GPOI’s broader capacity building efforts by focusing on developing high demand enabling capabilities (e.g., airlift command, control, communications, and information systems, engineering, logistics, medical and FPUs) that are persistent shortfalls in UN and Regional Peace Operations that underpin capacity to deploy a Rapid Response Force.