PRESS RELEASE
IGAD Signs an Updated MoU with Shalom Center
 
Nairobi,
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 June
 2015: IGAD
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Press release igad signs an updated mo u with shalom center

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  • 1. PRESS RELEASE IGAD Signs an Updated MoU with Shalom Center   Nairobi,  Monday  15  June  2015: IGAD  has  today  signed  an  updated  memorandum  of  understanding   (MoU)  with  the  Shalom  Center  for  Conflict  Resolution  and  Reconciliation.       In  the  updated  MoU  that  takes  precedence  from  the  one  signed  four  years  ago,  the  two  organizations   intend  to  co-­‐ordinate  their  efforts  in  the  region  and  collaborate  closely  in  promoting  cooperation  in   public  policy  research  and  facilitating  joint  programmes  in  matters  of  common  concern.  They  shall   identify  critical  public  policy  issues  that  concern  IGAD  member  states  and  adopt  joint  research  and   training   programmes   to   address   such   issues.   The   programmes   shall   be   in   areas   of   Peace,   Security,   Development,  Environment,  Social  Progress,  and  human  resource  capacity  building.     At  the  same  time,  the  two  organizations  intend  to  maintain  a  close  institutional  relationship  for   information  sharing  on  ongoing  and  future  activities  in  areas  of  common  concern  and  to  contribute  to   the  each  other’s  programme,  agenda  and  strategy  development,  to  the  extent  possible.     Expressing  his  gratitude  and  appreciation  to  the  Shalom  Center  for  accepting  to  work  with  IGAD  under   the  expanded  MoU,  Amb  Mahboub  Maalim  stated  that  the  focus  would  be  conflict  early  warning  and   mediation,  as  well  as  gender  development  and  research  collaboration.       “The  peace  and  security  landscape  in  the  region  and  the  world  over  has  drastically  changed,”  the  IGAD   Executive  Secretary  pointed  out,  adding  that  the  cooperation  between  the  two  organizations  would   therefore  be  beneficial  to  the  people  and  governments  of  the  region  as  they  tackle  emerging   challenges,  such  as  terrorism,  migration,  radicalization,  human  trafficking  and  money  laundering.     On  his  part,  Fr.  Patrick  Devine  paid  special  tribute  to  the  IGAD  Secretariat  under  the  leadership  of  Amb   Mahboub  for  the  cooperation  that  has  continued  to  grow  over  the  years.  Appreciating  the  diversity  of   people  and  challenges  in  the  region,  the  Executive  Chairman  of  the  Shalom  Center  emphasized  the   need  to  go  beyond  stopping  violent  conflicts  undertaking  more  analysis  on  the  causes  and  developing   post-­‐conflict  skills.     ## _______________________________________ For more information, contact Brazille Musumba, Communications and Media Advisor IGAD Secretariat, (brazille.musumba@igad.int) +254 722 617 995 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT     AUTORITÉ INTERGOUVERNEMENTALE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT

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