Insatsanalys EUTM Somalia: Måluppfyllnad och resultat under 2014 för EU:s militära kapacitetsbyggnadsinsats i Somalia

Authors:

  • David Harriman
  • Emma Skeppström

Publish date: 2014-12-17

Report number: FOI-R--3986--SE

Pages: 53

Written in: Swedish

Keywords:

  • EU
  • EUTM
  • Capacity Building
  • objectives
  • Somalia
  • SSR

Abstract

The aim of this study is to analyse to what extent EUTM Somalia is achieving its objectives. In addition, the report investigates the main challenges that exist for implementing the mission's core activities: training, mentoring and advising. The study also describes the Swedish contribution to the mission during 2014. The mission achieves the objectives of the mandate merely by being present and providing support to the Somali structures. However, when investigating to what extent activities have been undertaken the result is quite weak. The mission has performed in all the three areas of priority - training, mentoring and advising - but to a very limited extent. The main limiting factors are the lack of resources to provide sufficient force protection, inadequate possibilities for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) and difficult training conditions. The mission also faces several overarching challenges such as engaging in demanding coordination with external actors, absence of a headquarters at the militarystrategic level, lack of tools and mechanisms to do follow-up on finalised training activities, and difficulties linking EUTM activities to the political process in Somalia.

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