Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF Concludes CSOs Engagement Seminar in Burundi.

The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) seminar that was underway for two days in Bujumbura, Burundi, has come to conclusion on 4 November 2022. The objective of the seminar was to enhance the active engagement of CSOs with a particular emphasis on the empowerment the youth.



A group of 50 youth gathered in Bujumbura, Burundi, to participate in the ‘Civil Society Engagement in Peace Initiatives’ seminar. The main objective of the seminar is to discuss the role and mandate of the National Youth Council and its strategy for the development of action plan on youth peace and security. In addition, the seminar intends to share with the youth form EASF Member States knowledge and skills in matters of civil society engagement in peace and security.


EASF Conducts Advanced Open Source Intelligence Course in Bujumbura

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) is conducting Advanced Open Source Intelligence Course in Bujumbura, Burundi from 24 – 28 October 2022. The course was launched officially by Mr. Ali Said Ali on 24 October 2022. The objective of the course is to provide knowhow on a broad range of advanced open source intelligence and investigative techniques with emphasis on techniques that support strategic and operational analysis and planning.


Minister Counsellor of Diaspora Affairs at Ethiopian Embassy Calls on EASF Director

The Minister Counsellor of Diaspora Affairs at the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) in Nairobi, Ms. Selam Adam Zerihun, paid a courtesy call on the Director of EASF, Brig Gen. Getachew Shiferaw Faysisa, on 24 October 2022 at the EASF Secretariat in Nairobi. The two sides discussed on the various areas where EASF and the Embassy can work together.


EASF holds Meeting with Friends of EASF

The EASF Management led by the Director, Brig Gen. Getachew Shiferaw Fayisa met with the Chair of Friends of EASF, Col. Jens Gynther Lindvig in Nairobi today, 24 October 2022. The EASF Civilian Advisor Mr. Peter Horne Zartsdahl also attended the meeting.


EASF Attends AU Workshop in Benin

The African Union (AU) is conducting a workshop on ‘Enhancing Cooperation and Coordination’ in Cotonou, Benin from 21 to 22 October 2022. Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Mechanisms (RMs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are in attendance at the workshop.



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