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February 07, 2024: (Adama, Ethiopia): The IGAD Peace and Security Division, in partnership with the Ministry of Peace of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, successfully concluded a launching and sensitisation workshop of the new Peace Building Training Manual. Developed by a group of Ethiopian experts and enriched through a collaborative validation workshop, the manual aims to support peace-building processes within Ethiopia.

The workshop, was officially opened by H.E Cherugeta Genene, the State Minister of Peace and additional remarks were made Division’s Director Hon. Siraj Fegessa who lauded this initiative as a vital step towards peacebuilding. This important event was attended by officials and experts from various states of Ethiopia, the team of experts who developed the manual, and other stakeholders. Th an official launch, presentations on the manual’s main topics, and detailed guidance on implementing the manual in different contexts.

The event not only highlighted the manual as a significant tool for intervention at various levels but also underscored IGAD’s commitment to peace and security through capacity building and stakeholder engagement.

This workshop was funded by the European Union through Africa Peace and Security Architecture Program (APSA) IV Program.

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