Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), talks to Wayamo’s Co-ordinator for East Africa, Judie Kaberia about the importance of institutional cooperation and information sharing in the East African region. According to Maalim, the newly established Network of Directors of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) and Directors of Criminal Investigations (DCIs) is a crucial step towards enhanced information sharing and cross-border collaboration.
On 30 July 2019, the Wayamo Foundation hosted the fifth Network meeting of the Directors of Public Prosecutions (DPPs), Directors of Criminal Investigations (DCIs) and Deputy Attorneys-General from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia. The overall aim of the DPP and DCI network is to strengthen the rule of law by ensuring effective investigation and prosecution of complex crimes and intensifying inter-agency collaboration at the regional level.
The event was funded through the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme. BMM is a regional, multi-year, multi-partner programme funded by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ). The overall objective is to improve migration management in the Horn of Africa, and in particular to address the trafficking and smuggling of migrants within and from the region.
Justice Talks are a series of interviews about justice and accountability in Africa and beyond, featuring experts and leaders from the fields of human rights, international criminal law, politics and civil society.
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