EAC and AIPR to collaborate on prevention work in East Africa

24 May 2016

The East African Community (EAC) and Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Prevention of Genocide and other Mass Atrocities in May 2016 to implement training programmes and advance collaboration on atrocity prevention.

The MoU on the Prevention of Genocide and other Mass Atrocities was signed at the offices of the East African Community in Arusha, Tanzania. Dr. Ashad Sentongo, the Director of AIPR’s Africa Programs, signed on behalf of the Auschwitz Institute, while Dr. Richard Sezibera, Secretary General of the EAC, signed the document on behalf of the East African Community.

The EAC is a regional intergovernmental organization dedicated to fostering broader and more profound cooperation in political, social, and economic contexts, among others. The EAC is made up of six member states located in the Great Lakes Region of Africa: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Through its Department of Peace and Security, the EAC “works towards building meaningful partnerships to coordinate, facilitate and strengthen initiatives to address a myriad of complex threats and to prevent their escalation to genocidal levels.”

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