CEWARNConflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism
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CEWARN is funded from regular member states' contributions and supported by development donors such as the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and US Agency for International Development (USAID).
With the exception of the EWR system CEWARN, the security architecture of IGAD actually is not in an implementing stage.
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.
Thus, numerous conflicts and tensions with a potential to turn into violent conflict remain unobserved and unreported by the official IGAD CEWARN system.
Through CEWARN it is hoped that in the future IGAD will be able to strengthen existing processes and mechanisms for conflict prevention and management, particularly through information sharing and networking.
Warming and Response Mechanism (CEWARN), which was established in
Martin Kimani, the director for CEWARN described early warning systems
According to Kimani, CEWARN has adopted a bottom-up approach in
"The plan is also intended to build on CEWARN's experience and
CEWARN describes itself as "an indicator-based early warning system focused on cross border and interstate pastoral and related conflicts, monitoring specific factors in so far as any aspect relating to them could be a peace-promoting or conflict generating." Speaking during the launch held in Juba, the South Sudan capital, vice president Riek Machar said the new system is vital for preventing unforeseen circumstance that may result from conflict.