On 25 – 26 November 2019, the CEWARN Unit and the Somali national Conflict Early Warning and Response Unit (CEWERU) hosted a revitalization meeting in Mogadishu.
The CEWARN protocol stipulates that a functional national CEWERU should have an active CEWERU Committee that comprises representatives of key government institutions including security agencies and parliamentarians as well as civil society groups that include academic/research and religious institutions.
Accordingly, the two-day meeting was aimed at revitalizing the national CEWERU by expanding its membership and inducting the new members on the CEWARN mechanism’s operations as well as its data collection analysis framework and tools.
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.