Conflict Early Warning and Response experts from IGAD Member States convene to consult on regional peace and security issues
The eighth meeting of the Technical Committee on Early Warning and Response (TCEWR) of IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) kicks off on 25 May 2011 in Mombasa, Kenya.
The meeting will assess the peace and security situation in CEWARN’s areas of reporting – particularly in relation to pastoral and related conflicts along the cross-border areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.
Another Key item on the meeting’s agenda is consultation on a way forward on CEWARN’s transition towards a more effective integration of its efforts to prevent pastoral conflict as well as expansion into other conflicts that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the region’s peoples.
Amb. Ali Abbas from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the host country, Kenya; Honarable Netsannet Asfaw, IGAD’s Director of Peace and Security as well as other technical experts and government officials from the Member States will participate at the two-day meeting.
See attached press release for further detail.