CEWARN releases summary of its performance review report Jan-Dec 2012
CEWARN releases a summary of its performance review report for January-December 2012. Notable achievements include the launch of the CEWARN regional strategy framework for 2012-2019, on 4 September 2012 in Kampala and an overall more active engagement with high-level policy and decision makers in member states including H.E. Dr. Riek Machar, Vice President of The Republic of South Sudan and H.E. Hon Janet Museveni, First Lady of The Republic Uganda and Minister for Karamoja Affairs.
CEWARN has also launched a national Conflict Early Warning and Response Unit (CEWERU) in South Sudan which will be the mechanism’s in-country unit on 5th May 2012. This was followed by a series of measures to strengthen the country’s national Conflict Early Warning and Response System (CEWERS) including through a training programme on conflict prevention, management and resolution in November 2012. During the same period, CEWARN has taken substantial steps in rolling out the new strategy by spearheading IGAD’s programme for peaceful General Elections in Kenya on 4 March 2013. Some of the major steps that were taken in this regard in 2012 include the provision of scenarios for security services at the permanent secretary level, from 7-9 December 2012 in Kampala.