In partnership with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Eastern Africa Division of the United Nations Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations (UN-DPPA/DPO), CPPF convened in Djibouti a two-day meeting on recent social, economic, and political developments in the Horn of Africa and their impact in the region, as well as how IGAD and the UN can position themselves to accompany the region. An additional aim was to explore how the two organizations can work together in support of regional solutions to regional challenges, taking into account regional and continental norms and frameworks, in particular the principle of complementarity.
On the second day participants worked to translate the six key recommendations identified by IGAD and the UN during the second High-level Dialogue (Kampala, November 2018) into concrete activities for joint engagement. They also discussed strengths and weaknesses of peace and security frameworks in the Horn of Africa as well as risks and opportunities for multilateralism in the region.
Please see the accompanying IGAD press release for this event here.