Ten key recommendations on the Peacebuilding Commission emerged from the Maputo meeting:
It is important for actors in Africa to take ownership of peacebuilding initiatives and to identify priorities for the success of the Commission, which must adopt a context-specific approach. In addition, co-ordination needs to be ensured between the various UN agencies to avoid duplication;
Lessons must be learned by the Commission in its future activities from the numerous peacebuilding experiences in Africa. Sierra Leone and Burundi will be the first two cases to come before the Commission, and the Chairperson of the Organisational Committee is Angolan. African countries...