Continental Early Warning System
Together with regional early warning systems, the Continental Early Warning System (CEWS) is set to anticipate and prevent conflicts in Africa through collecting data and information. This is to help the Peace and Security Council (PSC) to take decisions and to guide the African Standby Force (ASF) in the deployment of its troops.
Out of the € 7.7 million of the South African development contribution, almost € 3 million were earmarked for the CEWS.
Priority was given to:
• Regional Economic Communities (RECs) whose early warning systems are less developed than others
• Measures that will help RECs to develop concepts, policies and strategies before recruiting staff or buying equipment