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Please perform the following steps in order to apply for admission to the African Standby Capacity:

Step One: Verify that you meet all five minimum selection criteria.
You can access the criteria here.

Step Two: Please send a message to your regional focal point in order to express interest in joining the African Standby Capacity. Your focal point will grant you access to a database in order to apply online. Please find the contact details of your focal point here. If you are unsure which region your country belongs to, please consult the list of member states as per Regional Economic Community/Regional Mechanism.

Step Three: Create a personal profile in the ASCdatabase.
To do so, please use the link your focal point sent you by email.

Step Four: Complete your database profile until you have filled in all mandatory fields.
Once you have completed all fields, please release your profile. Your application will now be visible to your focal point.

Step Five: Your focal point now reviews your application and will invite you to a selection interview if you meet all admission criteria. After the completion of the selection interview, you will be notified about whether you have been admitted to the pool.


Application for Peace Support Operations (PSOs):
If you want to apply for deployment in a Peace Support Operation (PSO) you will apply for roster membership through your regional African Standby Force organisation or mechanism.  If you are not sure which regional organisation your country is a member of, please click here.

Kindly consult the Manual for Applicants and Roster Members should you have questions concerning the registration process for the African Standby Capacity.

If you want to register offline, please use the offline registration form. Fill in all information and send the document to your corresponding roster focal point. Corresponding contact information can be found here.