Kampala, 13-02-2016: Following the invitation extended to the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) by the Electoral Commission of Uganda, IGAD has deployed an Election Observer Mission (IGAD-EOM) to Uganda to observe the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections to be held on February 18th, 2016.
The IGAD Director of Peace and Security, Ambassador Tewolde Gebremeskel and his officers met with Mr Jose Neil Manzano, the UNDP CTA for the IGAD-UNDP project. In attendance were also Nuur Mohamud Sheekh, Senior Humanitarian Advisor and Ms Zainab Mahmoud, Programme Officer with IGAD Mediation Support Unit.
17-12-2015 (Uganda) – The Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Security Sector Program (ISSP) and Global Counter-Terrorism (GCTF) are holding a regional workshop to look into ways that the IGAD Member States including Tanzania can work together to criminalize terrorism financing as well as learn, share and adopt best practices as stipulated in the Rabat Memorandum.
Djibouti, 3-12-2015: The IGAD Security Sector Program (IGAD SSP) held a Research Validation workshop with senior officials from different ministries and departments of the Government of Djibouti to review and analyze research findings and recommendations that was undertaken between September and December of 2014 on border security and management between Djibouti and Somaliland border given Djibouti’s unique geographical placement.
On 25 November 2015, IGAD and the UN jointly briefed the Permanent Missions of IGAD Member States based in New York on the outcome of the IGAD-UN High Level Dialogue on Peace and Security that was concluded in Djibouti on 17 November. The dialogue was organized to strengthen cooperation between the two organisations in the field of peace and security and to consolidate partnership in conflict prevention and peace-making that are pertinent to the Horn of Africa region.