CEWARN and partners hosted official launch events of livestock markets in Magado Kebele in Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia and Sololo sub-county in Marsabit County of Kenya along the Ethiopia-Kenya border.
The launch of the Sololo livestock market was held on location some 80 Kms from Moyale town on 14 August, in the presence of Deputy Governor of Marsabit County Mr. Solomon Gubo; Secretary in charge of peace-building and conflict management and disaster response of the Republic of Kenya Mr. Peter Thuku; CEWARN Director Mr. Camlus Omogo and other officials.
The construction of the livestock markets was coordinated by the national Conflict Early Warning and Response Units of Ethiopia and Kenya with financial support from USAID Kenya and East Africa.
The CEWARN reporter is a web-based tool that enables CEWARN track, categorize and analyze large volumes of conflict early warning data from IGAD’s seven member states. Its current design is an upgraded version of what CEWARN used in its first decade of operation with a limited focus on pastoral and related conflicts in two cross-border areas of the IGAD region, with data exclusively drawn from weekly incident and situation reports.