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IGAD Consultative Meetings on the Development of Regional Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism


UgandaCVEAugust 2016, Kampala: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is in the process of developing a Regional Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and financial contribution of the Government of Japan. The strategy will be developed within the framework of supporting the operationalization and development of the Horn and Eastern Africa CVE Center of Excellence and Counter-Messaging Hub.  

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IGAD SSP officially Launched the “Al-Shabaab as a Transnational Security Threat” Report

15 August 2016, Addis Ababa: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD’s) Security Sector Program (SSP) in collaboration with Sahan Foundation today officially launched and released the study report on Al-Shabaab as a Transitional Security Threat.

Al Shabaab has aspired to become a truly regional organization, with the membership and horizons that transcend national borders. It became active in no less than six countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Tanzania) of the region, striking terrorist attacks on five of them. It is well known that Al-Shabaab’s operation reach has expanded beyond Somalia to the wider region.

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Development of Regional Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

26 July 2016, Addis Ababa: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) started its consultation process for the development of the East Africa Regional Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism by an inauguration meeting held on 25 July 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The strategy will be developed within the framework of supporting the operationalization and development of the Horn and Eastern Africa CVE Center of Excellence and Counter-Messaging Hub.

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Training of Trainers (TOS) on Countering Radicalization and Enterpreneurship Skill to the Youths of Somalia

26 July 2016, Ethiopia: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) with the financial support from the Government of Japan and through its Offices of the Security Sector Program (IGAD SSP) and the Somalia Facilitation Office (IGAD SFO) in Collaboration with the Federal Republic of Somalia Government have today launched a four days Training of Trainer (ToT) on countering radicalization and entrepreneurship skill to the Federal Republic of Somalia Youths.

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Training Workshop on Turning Intelligence into Evidence

11th July 2016, Bishoftu- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Security Sector Program (SSP) kicked off a three days training workshop on Turning Intelligence into Evidence as a Good Practice in Preventing and Countering Terrorism in the Horn and Eastern Africa Region.  

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