Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a body of eight member states, based in Djibouti: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Djibouti, and Eritrea (currently inactive). Its mission is to assist and complement the efforts of its member states in areas of peace, security, agriculture, environment, economic cooperation, and social development. Under the auspices of IGAD’s peace and security mission, USAID supports its Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE) through a Regional Development Objective Grant Agreement, a multi-year initiative aimed to advance the shared development priorities of member states. Five member states (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda) participate in this award. In addition, Tanzania, an IGAD partner country participates in support of peace and security in East Africa. ICEPCVE’s mission is “to bring together state and non-state actors involved in preventing and countering violent extremism to develop and implement coherent strategies to build resilience against violent extremism in the Horn and Eastern Africa''.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 5:15am

Last updated: March 09, 2021