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Event

IGAD's Role in Stability and Diplomacy in the Horn of Africa

Thursday 9 May 2013 09:00 to 10:00 BST

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)  
Chair: Myles Wickstead CBE, Visiting Professor, The Open University


Type: Research and other events

The Horn of Africa's regional body, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), faces the daunting task of helping to resolve unrest in a region that has seen many decades of warfare. Current conflicts in the region include an Islamic insurgency in Somalia, long-lasting hostility between Ethiopia and Eritrea, a fragile peace agreement between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as continued fighting in the Sudanese states of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

In this challenging context, the speaker will outline IGAD's efforts to improve stability and security in the Horn of Africa, and discuss the current capacity and future potential of the organization.

For more information please contact Chris Vandome.


Resources:

Audio (MP3) Event Speech: IGAD's Role in Stability and Diplomacy in the Horn of Africa (Click to download)

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Filesize: 23.04 MB, Length: 25:06

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