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CMI signs Memorandum of Understanding with East African block IGAD

Published on Tuesday, 10th of June 2014

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On 17 May, CMI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to further cooperation between the two organisations.

IGAD is the East African regional block that covers Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. Founded in 1986, IGAD initially focussed on drought and development, but is nowadays a key regional actor in peace and security matters. For instance, it has played a key role in the resolution of the conflicts in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.

Building on existing exchanges, the MoU between CMI and the IGAD Secretariat deepens the cooperation particularly regarding support to the mediation capacity in the IGAD region.

CMI works with regional actors in Africa to support their mediation capacities under the African Mediation Capacities project, and also has a long-standing mediation support project with the African Union.

The partner website can be accessed on www.igad.int.

For further information please contact Philippe Taflinski.