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Addis Ababa, July 15, 2015: The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), HE Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with H.E. Ambassador Peter LAUNSKY, Director General for Development Cooperation-Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria at IGAD office in Addis Ababa yesterday.

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The final DRAFT of the IGAD Integrated Maritime Safety and Security Strategy (2030) [IMSSS] and an associated Action Plan has been completed.

The Director of the ISSP Cmdr. Abebe stated that the strategy underlined the dedication of the ISSP Maritime Pillar team to assist IGAD member states to respond to maritime threats and incident. 

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Port Sudan, 5 December 2014 – IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP) held a four days validation workshop of the regional baseline assessment study report on the vulnerabilities and threats of TOC in the IGAD region held on 1-4 December 2014 in Port Sudan, Republic of Sudan.  The Pillar Head of the Transnational Organized Crime at ISSP, Commander Tuemay Aregawi, chaired the meeting.

The primary objective of the validation workshop was to review, evaluate, critique, improve and validate the findings and suggested recommendations of the comprehensive regional assessment study draft reports on the vulnerabilities and threats of TOC in the IGAD Region.  The study was believed to bridge the critical gap of data and knowledge about the scale, extent, causes, impact and trends of TOC in the sub-region in general. ISSP considers the findings of the assessment study and the feedback of the validation workshop as important venue to enhance common understanding of the vulnerabilities and threats of TOC and as vital input to formulate sub-regional common security policy framework to counter transnational organized crime.

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