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CEWARN's new book CONFLICT EARLY WARNING IN THE HORN: CEWARN's JOURNEY is a comprehensive but eclectic collection of perspectives on the inception and evolution of the CEWARN conflict early warning mechanism over two-decades. Its content covers the mechanism’s experiences, methodological development, accomplishments and challenges in conflict prevention and mitigation - especially pertaining to its first phase of operations on cross border pastoral conflict. It also includes some reflections on CEWARN’s expanded operations and its future prospects.

 

The content was developed through a diverse set of methodologies including commissioned articles on relevant themes from experts; interviews of over 50 CEWARN stakeholders from all member states ranging from field monitors to high- level officials; travelogues by a commissioned writer from some of CEWARN’s areas of operation as well as methodological articles on the CEWARN system, maps and vignettes.

It targets a broad audience that includes policymakers and diplomats in the Horn of Africa and abroad, informed citizens interested in peace and security issues in the region, peace workers, conflict analysts and early warning experts, and the project’s development partners.


reviews 

As the Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, I am honoured to endorse this timely and insightful book, which contains a comprehensive collection of perspectives on the inception and evolution of CEWARN. The book targets a multi-faceted audience including policymakers and conflict analysts, and by documenting CEWARN’s unique journey it helps focus on the kind of support needed to enhance regional conflict prevention and peace building efforts in the IGAD region.

Ambassador Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa

The publication of Conflict Early Warning in the Horn: CEWARN’s Journey, could not be more timely. Today more than ever this kind of practical wisdom is needed. Based on both theory and deep reflective practice, these authors provide insight, strategy, vision for how early warning analysis and timely response can mitigate and address repeated patterns of violence conflict. From the grassroots to wider regional conflicts, this book offers practical insight into the challenges and what is being done to address them. It demonstrates how we can effectively coordinate communication and information in order to effectively both prevent violence and transform conflict. This compendium of best practices should be read and put into practice by leaders across the Horn of Africa.

Dr. John Paul Lederach, Professor Emeritus of International Peace building, University of Notre Dam.

CEWARN’s initial focus on pastoral conflicts in border areas positioned it to address and to support the interdependence among these communities through its early warning mechanism and complementary programmes. CEWARN proceeded to play a unique role in institutionalising peacebuilding and conflict management in the IGAD Member States by establishing a regional network of national conflict early warning and response units. CEWARN’s most important contribution, however, is the conceptualisation of a long-term strategy for peace and security. The lessons contained in the book provide invaluable insight into the region’s increasingly complex security challenges, a domain that has long been an exclusive preserve of actors in uniform and state decision makers. As someone privileged to watch the organisation grow since its inception, I can underscore the efficacy of CEWARN’s pioneering approach based on grass-roots agency, information sharing, and empowering the voices of those most affected by conflicts on the ground.

Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, Former Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development


"Only few know that much of CEWARN's early design work was done in the Old Truman Brewery in East London. This was where the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER) then had its headquarters. FEWER was a global network of conflict early warners and responders. It was uniquely placed to support IGAD's drive to establish CEWARN. And for CEWARN's design, FEWER convened a team that combined academic rigour, political acumen, and deep field insight to the task. Howard Adelman, Bethuel Kiplagat, Josephine Odera, Susan Schmeidl, and Ciru Mwaura put response at the heart of CEWARN. As CEWARN took form, it was further developed by dedicated teams at HQ and in the field to place it on the cutting edge of this field. Indeed, many of the field-based and response-focused EWER systems we see today are inspired by CEWARN. There are not many books like this. Indeed, I am delighted that this book has been written. If there is a criticism, then it would simply be that writing it was overdue. Continue reading

David Nyheim is Executive Chairman of the International conflict and security consulting Ltd. (INCAS), a veteran in the field of Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution (CPMR) as well as a long-standing partner of CEWARN since its inception.


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Download this file (1. Introduction - What is CEWARN.pdf)1. Introduction - What is CEWARN.pdf1117 kB
Download this file (2. The Origins of CEWARN.pdf)2. The Origins of CEWARN.pdf96 kB
Download this file (3. Institutional Framework FOR EARLY WARNING.pdf)3. Institutional Framework FOR EARLY WARNING.pdf101 kB
Download this file (4. Funding Peace THE RRF EXPERIENCE.pdf)4. Funding Peace THE RRF EXPERIENCE.pdf441 kB
Download this file (5. Lopiar THE IMPACT OF FIREARMS.pdf)5. Lopiar THE IMPACT OF FIREARMS.pdf245 kB
Download this file (6. The Dynamics of PASTORAL CONFLICTS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE HORN OF AFRICA.pdf)6. The Dynamics of PASTORAL CONFLICTS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE HORN OF AFRICA.pdf140 kB
Download this file (7. Changing Patterns OF PASTORALIST CONFLICT.pdf)7. Changing Patterns OF PASTORALIST CONFLICT.pdf164 kB
Download this file (8. Anatomy of a Communal Conflict THE MOYALE CASE STUDY.pdf)8. Anatomy of a Communal Conflict THE MOYALE CASE STUDY.pdf337 kB
Download this file (9. Mapping Conflict USING DATA  INFORMATION TO PROMOTE PEACE.pdf)9. Mapping Conflict USING DATA INFORMATION TO PROMOTE PEACE.pdf185 kB
Download this file (10. On the CEWARN Data System.pdf)10. On the CEWARN Data System.pdf103 kB
Download this file (11. Constructing The CEWARN Model.pdf)11. Constructing The CEWARN Model.pdf111 kB
Download this file (12. The Spears of August TROUBLE IN THE NORTH.pdf)12. The Spears of August TROUBLE IN THE NORTH.pdf82 kB
Download this file (13. The Eid al-Adhaa INCIDENT OF NOVEMBER 2011 IN MEGA TOWN.pdf)13. The Eid al-Adhaa INCIDENT OF NOVEMBER 2011 IN MEGA TOWN.pdf99 kB
Download this file (14. Upon Mt. Moroto AFTERMATH OF A RAID.pdf)14. Upon Mt. Moroto AFTERMATH OF A RAID.pdf357 kB
Download this file (15. The Problem WITH KARAMOJA.pdf)15. The Problem WITH KARAMOJA.pdf74 kB
Download this file (16. Kaabong Kraals HOW DISARMAMENT LEADS TO DEPENDENCE.pdf)16. Kaabong Kraals HOW DISARMAMENT LEADS TO DEPENDENCE.pdf94 kB
Download this file (17. Long’ilong’ole MEDIATING VIOLENCE AND CHANGE.pdf)17. Long’ilong’ole MEDIATING VIOLENCE AND CHANGE.pdf91 kB
Download this file (18. Background to CROSS-BORDER CONFLICT IN THE KARAMOJA CLUSTER.pdf)18. Background to CROSS-BORDER CONFLICT IN THE KARAMOJA CLUSTER.pdf125 kB
Download this file (19. The Problem of GENDER BIAS IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT.pdf)19. The Problem of GENDER BIAS IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT.pdf120 kB
Download this file (20. A Perspective on THE 2009 MAIKONA DUKANA PEACE ACCORD.pdf)20. A Perspective on THE 2009 MAIKONA DUKANA PEACE ACCORD.pdf101 kB
Download this file (21. The History of SOMALIA’S CEWERU ESTABLISHMENT.pdf)21. The History of SOMALIA’S CEWERU ESTABLISHMENT.pdf108 kB
Download this file (22. Managing CROSS-BORDER CONFLICTS IN DJIBOUTI.pdf)22. Managing CROSS-BORDER CONFLICTS IN DJIBOUTI.pdf322 kB
Download this file (23. Reviving CEWARN Operations in Sudan A CONVERSATION WITH TWO GOVERNMENT DIPLOMATS.pdf)23. Reviving CEWARN Operations in Sudan A CONVERSATION WITH TWO GOVERNMENT DIPLOMATS.pdf177 kB
Download this file (24. South Sudan BUILDING ON SMALL SUCCESSES.pdf)24. South Sudan BUILDING ON SMALL SUCCESSES.pdf137 kB
Download this file (25. The Early Days of CEWARN FROM PEACE COMMITTEES TO REGIONAL COORDINATION.pdf)25. The Early Days of CEWARN FROM PEACE COMMITTEES TO REGIONAL COORDINATION.pdf146 kB
Download this file (26. The CEWARN Early Warning System’s INTERFACE WITH THE AFRICAN UNION.pdf)26. The CEWARN Early Warning System’s INTERFACE WITH THE AFRICAN UNION.pdf110 kB
Download this file (27. The Contribution OF CEWARN TO THE REGION’S FUTURE.pdf)27. The Contribution OF CEWARN TO THE REGION’S FUTURE.pdf151 kB
Download this file (28. Bridging Vision and Strategy THE FUTURE THAT IS NOW.pdf)28. Bridging Vision and Strategy THE FUTURE THAT IS NOW.pdf548 kB