A media group reporting on peace and security in East Africa

The communication indicates that the mission of the team is to promote and ensure transparent, professional and contextual coverage of the efforts and operations that are being implemented to achieve stability in the region.

It is composed of professionals from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda, the member states of the Authority, and its formation was the main outcome of the workshop that took place last Tuesday and Wednesday in Bishoftu, one of the cities of the Ethiopian state of Oromia. .

The text explains that in that meeting with journalists, communicators, organizers and other specialists, Siraj Fakisa, Director of the Peace and Security Division of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), recognized the need to approach these issues strategically.

The media network gives us a great opportunity to do exactly that, Vegesa said, especially at this time when the region is facing multiple threats to human security.

He commented that we want them to play an important role in informing and shaping public perceptions and driving discussions on issues directly related to the promotion of good governance, sustainable development, peaceful conflict resolution and regional integration.

According to the report, the group has a steering committee that, among its functions, “will collaborate with the organization in creating structures for proactive communication of often sensitive peace and security issues.”

Consisting of Djibouti (headquarters), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda, the regional organization, the successor to the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development, was established in 1996 to deal with the problems of the so-called Horn of Africa.

Together, these countries occupy about 5.2 million square kilometers and have a population of about 261.2 million.

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