The mandate of CEWARN is to "receive and share information concerning potentially violent conflicts as well as their outbreak and escalation in the IGAD region.
Because of a number of acute inter- and intrastate conflicts in the region, CEWARN initially adopted an incremental approach by focusing exclusively on two pastoralist conflicts.
CEWARN also recognizes that there are several continuing operational gaps in implementation, including an inadequate information base and the lack of an effective response component.
Martin Kimani, the director for CEWARN described early warning systems
According to Kimani, CEWARN has adopted a bottom-up approach in
Describing the RRF as a "modest" fund, the CEWARN director said with