Africa Working Group Manual
Manual on Best Practices for the Establishment and Management of National Mechanisms for Genocide and Mass Atrocities Prevention
The initiative to create this Manual originates from the global meeting GAAMAC II held in Manila in February 2016, when UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, invited all participants to brainstorm and formulate concrete proposals to more effectively prevent atrocities. This resulted in the formation of regional working groups addressing issues pertinent to their region.
This first regional product from the Africa Working Group (AWG) aims to provide good practices in the establishment and management of national mechanisms to strengthen atrocity prevention, drawn from systems and experiences in African countries.
The Manual was elaborated by GAAMAC II's Africa Working Group, in collaboration with the Uganda National Committee for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention under the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region. It has been showcased and revised after intensive discussions held at the global meeting GAAMAC III in Uganda in May 2018.
The original members of the Africa Working Group are Ambassador Liberata Mulamula (Tanzania), Ms. Lina Zedriga Waru (Uganda), Dr. Ashad Sentongo (Uganda), Mr. Dismas Nkunda (Uganda), Mr. Frank O. Okyere (Ghana), Mr. Lawrence Orowe (Kenya), Mr. Aatsa Atogho (Cameroon), Mr. Wale Adeboye (Nigeria), Ms. Andie Lambe (Uganda/UK), Reverand Canon Thomas Godda (Tanzania) and Ms. Felistas Mushi (Tanzania).
The Manual was produced thanks to funding from the Swiss Government. Its dissemination was made possible with the support of the Danish Government. The translation of the Manual into French was financed by the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP).