IGAD adopts implementation plan 2013
Addis Ababa, February 21 (WIC) - IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP), an outfit of IGAD, officially adopts its implementation plan for 2013. This is the first meeting after ISSP went transition from its earlier duties under its former name ICPAT.
Addis Ababa hosted the meeting of the Steering Committee of ISSP on Tuesday, 19 February 2013.
The Steering Committee meeting adopted terms of reference for ISSP. ISSP also adopted implementation plan for the year 2013 that sees to spend a budget of over 2.9 million USD to run activities that help to better shape security concerns of the IGAD region.
ISSP is mandated to search for mechanisms and help build capacity in combating terrorism and piracy, human trafficking, plus money laundering in the sub region.
It also envisages finding ways to stop dumping of toxic waste in the Indian Ocean and in the Somalia ocean line.
IGAD Executive Secretary Eng. Mahboub Maalim said management and prevention of security threats in the IGAD region ultimately support the creation of enabling environment for economic integration.
The implementation plan includes ambitious capacity building projects, researches and consultations to help prop up member countries to promptly respond to security concerns in the region.
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