CEWARN concludes cooperation agreement with InterAfrica Group
CEWARN Director Mr. Camlus Omogo and Executive Director of the InterAfrica Group (IAG) Mr. Tamrat Kebede today signed a framework agreement for cooperation (2016 – 2019). IAG is an independent non-profit organization established in Ethiopia in 1989 with a reputable niche in research and public dialogue on vital development and governance policy issues both in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region.
From 2004 – 2013, IAG has been serving as CEWARN’s National Research Institute (NRI) for Ethiopia and has been an integral part of the Ethiopian Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Unit (CEWERU). In that period, IAG has played a significant role in peace building initiatives on the Ethiopian sides of the Karamoja and Somali clusters within the context of CEWARN’s limited focus on cross-border pastoral and related conflicts.
The new framework agreement is informed by CEWARN’s new expanded operational mandate as articulated in the 2012-2019 strategy framework in both thematic and geographic terms to cover wide areas of focus beyond pastoral conflicts. Areas of cooperation covered by the framework agreement include Early warning; Research and Analysis; Supporting and scaling up response; Capacity building as well as Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.