The Ethiopia-Kenya high-level cross-border peace dialogue organized by IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) on 14 December 2018 in Hawassa Town, Ethiopia concluded with a joint action plan to address ongoing inter-communal violent conflict along the common border.
CEWARN alongside relevant IGAD divisions, specialized units and partners will launch a pilot implementation of the IGAD policy framework on Informal Cross-border Trade (ICBT) and Cross-border Security Governance (CBSG).
IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE) seeks the services of qualified consultants/researchers to carry out a regional mapping and assessment on early warning/early response in connection with preventing and countering radicalization and violent extremism in the IGAD region.
CEWARN in collaboration with Global Peace Foundation (GPF) and the Uganda Mission to the UN convened a UNGA73 side event on 2 October at the Uganda House in New York to report on the Kampala Peace Declaration adopted at the Global Peace Leadership Conference August 1-2, 2018 that contains strategies to advance promising peace and development models in 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.