The Horn of Africa and Great Lakes regions are characterized by failed or weakly governed states that are vulnerable to emerging violent ideologies and conflict over natural resources. USAID helps promote the creation of a strong regional framework for conflict mitigation, especially to address cross-border security problems and is strengthening the capacity of African institutions to reduce cross border insecurity.
USAID supports the development of strategies and structures that build capacity to prevent and respond to violence, especially along borders. Regional, cross-cutting interventions seek to address the root causes of instability through improved early warning systems; responsive local, national, and regional leadership; and anti-corruption measures that reduce insecurity, for example, in the transport sector.
Last updated: January 16, 2014