The African Union Commission DDR Capacity Program supports Member States in anticipating and responding to DDR needs and provide both political and technical assistance to national and regional DDR initiatives. This would include responding to requests by Member States related to mobilizing technical, human and financial resources for DDR initiatives.

The primary manner in which the AU will initiate an engagement with a Member State is pursuant to a request made by the Member State. These requests can be made in consultation with the Member States through consultations with the AU liaison offices and relevant national authorities. The DDRCP Steering Committee will also reach out to states where there is a potential need for DDR.

Accordingly, pursuant to the requests made to the DDR Capacity Program, the AU has been assisting countries such as; South Sudan, CAR, Comoros, Libya and Sudan. Therefore, such assistance will continue and expand throughout the duration of the project.