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IGAD, EU and ADA sign €42mln grant agreement on peace, security in Horn of Africa

IGAD and EUThe Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU) and the Australian Development Agency (ADA) today signed a 42 million Euros agreement that will go towards IGAD’s peace and security programs in the Horn of Africa region.

The agreement is one of the many actions being funded by EU Emergency Fund for Africa, which was established to promote stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons.

According to a joint statement issued by IGAD, EU and ADA in Addis Ababa today, the agreement also includes financing from the governments of Austria and Sweden.

The action which covers a four-year period from 2018-2022, will help IGAD to improve its conflict early warning system, become more skilled in mediation and to counter trans-national security threats.

It will also help IGAD and its partner countries in the region to improve the collection and distribution of early warning data, so that governments can take action in time to prevent conflicts.