Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF)

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Established following decision of Summit of D-XD8572 - African Union (AU), Jul 2004, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), to create Eastern Africa Standby Brigade (EASBRIG). Memorandum of Understanding signed Apr 2005 expressly establishes EASF as constituent organization of African Standby Force (ASF), itself established as part of African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) following Inaugural Summit of AU, Jul 2002, Durban (South Africa). MOU amended Jan 2011.


Contribute to regional and continental peace, security, stability and enhance regional integration; provide capability for rapid deployment of forces to carry out preventive deployment, rapid intervention, peace support/stability operations and peace enforcement.


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Assembly of Eastern Africa Heads of State and Government (annual); Eastern Africa Council of Ministers of Defence and Security (CoM); Eastern Africa Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (EACDS); Secretariat (EASFSEC); Planning Element (PLANELM); Force Headquarters (FHQ); Logistics Base (LOGBASE). Secretariat, located in Nairobi (Kenya), coordinates EASF activities with all other structures in consultation with relevant Member States authorities, the D-XD8572 - African Union (AU) and other partners.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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