May 19, 2022

The third AU Peace Fund Board of Trustees meeting is currently taking place in Abuja Nigeria; chaired by Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, the current Minister of Finance for Nigeria.

The meeting is to review core decision items for the Board, receive key updates on the Fund amongst other objectives. It can be recalled that in March 2019 the Africa Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia appointed Mrs. Ahmed as Chairperson of Board of Trustees.

The board has five African members each representing a region and two Non African Members (United Nations and European Union) as International partners. The Minister of Finance is representing the Western African Sub-region in the Board.

The Board of Trustees was established by the Assembly of the Africa Union in July 2016 to ensure strategic coherence, enhanced governance, and financial and administrative oversight of the Peace Fund.

The Fund will finance three key priorities: mediation and preventive diplomacy activities, institutional capacity requirements, and peace support operations.

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