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Businesses called to actively support conflict prevention in East Africa

IGAD's CEWARN and the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) convened a business leaders roundtable on 'Addressing the nexus business and peace' in collaboration with the Government of Zanzibar, the East African Community (EAC) and Common Market for Easter and Southern Africa (COMESA) on 22 July 2015 in Zanzibar. The seminar formed part of the agenda of the GPF’s Annual Global Leadership Conference 2015 with the theme ‘Promoting Peace security and Sustainable Development in East Africa: A Call for Moral and Innovative Leadership.’


CEWARN to co-convene round-table seminar on “Addressing the nexus between business and peace in East Africa region”

IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) alongside the Global Peace Foundation, the Government of Zanzibar, the East African Community (EAC) and COMESA will host a roundtable seminar of business leaders on “Addressing the nexus between business and peace in East Africa” on 22 July 2014 in Zanzibar.

The roundtable seminar forms part of the agenda of a high-profile Global Peace Leadership Conference 2015 for East Africa that will be convened by GPF and partners with a theme: “Promoting Peace, Security and Sustainable development in the East Africa region: A call to moral and innovative leadership” on 22-23 July 2015 in Zanzibar.

For LIVE UPDATES on the Global Peace Conference and the business leaders’ round-table seminar, follow CEWARN: On Facebook via– www. Facebook.com/CEWARN -- On Twitter - @igadcewarn , @igadsecretariat , and @tigistAHailu

Refer to attached media alert for further information

Austrian government assumes lead partner role on CEWARN's Rapid Response Facility

The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) withDirector General for Development Cooperation-Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria Ambassador Peter Launsky, at IGAD office in Addis Ababa on 14 July 2015.

The MoU makes Austria a Lead Development Partner (LDP) for the Rapid Response Fund (RRF) and Early Warning and Response Interventions by IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning And Response Mechanism (CEWARN).


TOR: South Sudan media survey

CEWARN requires the services of a qualified media practitioner/ expert to undertake a scoping study of the media landscape in South Sudan and identify opportunities for CEWARN's closer engagement with South Sudanese Media.

Deadline for application: 9 July 2015

Please refer to Terms of reference for details and application guidelines.

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