Preventing Conflicts in Africa-Early Warning and Response

2012. Author: International Peace Institute

On April 27, 2012, the International Peace Institute (IPI) hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Preventing Conflicts in Africa: The Role of Early Warning and Response Systems,” organized in partnership with the Permanent Missions of South Africa and Azerbaijan to the United Nations. This report summarizes the key points that emerged from the meeting. The roundtable participants discussed the range of conflict-prevention and early warning tools that are currently available at the national, regional, and interna- tional levels, and their ability to lead to effective response. They assessed the opportunities, challenges, and prospects of the AU Continental Early Warning System (CEWS) to collect, analyze, and report on conflict-relevant information, as well as its engagement with decision makers responsible for policy response.

  • Ghana , Kenya
  • Africa
  • Early Warning Early Response
  • Research/Lessons Learned
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