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Janet To Preside Over Regional Conflict Meeting

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It will also mark a significant commitment by Member States on early warning information sharing as well as joint policy and operational response to emerging threats of violent conflict.

The proposed areas of cooperation in the strategy plan include prevention of land and border disputes as well as conflicts driven by natural resource competition; food insecurity; climate change; religious and ethnic identity as well as elections and devolution among others.

The Strategy plan informs future operations of IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) and builds on its previous work with a particular focus on cross-border pastoral and related conflicts.

Other high-ranking officials who will attend the meeting include the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda Hon. Sam Kutesa; the Executive Secretary of IGAD Eng. Mahboub Maalim; Permanent Secretaries of Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia and Uganda, as well as IGAD Committee of Ambassadors including Ambassador. Mull Sebujja Katende who is the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uganda to Djibouti, Ethiopia and IGAD.

On August 30, there will be a pre-event conference at Media Centre premises where the media will be addressed on the emerging violent conflict threats in the region as well as the meeting’s objectives.

On 2 September, there will be the opening of the Technical Committee on Early Warning (TCEW) at Kampala’s Munyonyo Common Wealth Resort. This is a meeting of experts from relevant ministries of IGAD Member States and civil society representatives that precedes the high-level meeting of 4 September 2012.

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