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CEWERU Uganda carried out consultations in Mayuge, Namayingo, Bugiri and Iganga districts in May and June 2019 with leaders, security forces, civil society representatives, groups of women, youths, religious leaders, elders, cultural representatives and others with the aim of establishing early warning mechanism in the region.

  • The CEWARN Protocol requires each IGAD Member State to establish Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Unit (CEWERU) to implement and coordinate Early warning at national and district levels.
  • The functions of the CEWERU as articulated in Article 12 of the Protocol among others include:
  • Collecting information relevant to early warning and early response
  • Liaising with civil society groups involved in collecting information at the grassroots and other levels
  • Undertaking preliminary analysis of collected information
  • Reviewing analyses received
  • Formulating response strategies