Mutual Peace and Security Cooperation

Project Coordinated by: 
Rwanda

The Peace and Security Cluster is one of the 16 clusters of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative. The cluster recognises that sustainable socio-economic development cannot be achieved without peace, security and stability. The cluster is based on the knowledge that contemporary challenges to peace, security and stability are too complex and diverse in nature to be addressed by single nation states, and as such, require collective approach and robust response.
The Peace and Security Cluster is based on the Mutual Peace and Security Pact, which was signed at the Fourth Summit held in Kampala on 20 February 2014.

Objectives

  • Conflict prevention, management and resolution
  • Prevention of genocide
  • Combating terrorism
  • Control of proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons
  • Combating organised crime
  • Combating transnational crimes
  • Conduct peace support operations
  • Undertake disaster risks reduction, management and crisis response
  • Management of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Movement of people
  • Exchange of information and sharing of Intelligence
  • Management of prisons and correctional services
  • Addressing and combating cattle rustling
  • Combating economic crimes
  • Combating wildlife and other environmental crimes
  • Combating and suppressing piracy

Major Achievements

  • The establishment of policy organs
  • The development of an implementation framework for the Mutual Peace and Security Pact
  • The establishment of a Joint Intelligence Centre in Nairobi, Kenya
  • The development of conflict and dispute resolution and genocide prevention mechanisms

Strategic Path
The future plans of the Peace and Security Cluster include, among others, the conclusion of a Cooperation Agreement on the Transfer of Prisoners and a Cooperation Agreement on Counter-Terrorism and other Transnational and Organised crimes.