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9 January, 2018, Addis Ababa - The IGAD Security Sector Programme (IGAD SSP) has a plan to establish a regional cooperation and coordination mechanism against Transnational Security Threats (TSTs).  For this purpuse IGAD SSP intends to assess national criminal information systems (CIS) and its inftrastructures in all IGAD MSs.  The review will include crime classification system, criminal records database of convited criminals, exhibits recording systems, criminal intelligence data and reports (analytical tools used and results), amont others.  The assessment is expected to desribe the system as is and identify the gaps and limitations vis-a-vis establishing harmonized regional criminal information system.  Accordingly, IGAD SSP invites qualified researchers/consultants (individuals, firms, consortiums) to undertake this study.  Please refer the Terms of Reference (TOR) here for more information.

8 December 2017, Djibouti - The IGAD Security Sector Program (IGAD SSP) in close cooperation with the IGAD Special Mission to Somalia (IGAD SMS) has today concluded a 5 days training on "Counter Radicalization, Disengagement, and Reintegration" held from 4-8 December 2017 in Djibouti for Somalia religious scholars, traditional leaders, CSO representatives, and relevant ministries.  

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4 August 2017, Addis Ababa - The IGAD Security Sector Programme (IGAD SSP) has initiated a project to assess and identify the presence and scale, vulnerability factors or causes and risks cross border security threats and MSs' capabilities to address the threats in selected border areas. The project also intends to identify the criminal syndicates, their networks, areas and methods of operations. The findings of the study will inform national and regional legislators, policy makers and executive bodies to devise evidence based responses to prevent and counter the threats in a sustainable manner. This will also contribute to the overall security and development of border communities. Accordingly, IGAD SSP invites qualified researchers/consultants (individuals, firms, consortiums) to undertake this study.  Please refer the Terms of Reference (TOR) here


3 July 2017 - A high level IGAD delegation headed by the Executive Secretary, H.E. Ambassador Engineer Mahboub Maalim, made a briefing to a joint meeting of the United Nations Sanctions Committees (UNSC) on Somalia and Eritrea and Al-Qaida and ISIL (Da’esh) on 30 June 2017 in New York, USA regarding the final findings of the report on the “Transnational Terrorist Threat in the Region”.  The submission of this report is the second phase of the Transnational Security Threat initiative.  The first phase of this initiative that focused on Al-Shabaab was also officially launched, submitted to all concerned as well as briefed to the UNSC Sanctions Committee on Somalia and Eritrea in mid August 2016.  

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20 September 2016, Mombasa:  IGAD Security Sector Program (IGAD SSP), in partnership with the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), held a three-days Training Workshop – from 15 to 17 September 2016 – on Electronic Surveillance as a Good Practice in Preventing and Countering Terrorism in the Horn and Eastern Africa Region in Mombasa, Kenya.

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