Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

The International Peace Institute recently hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on “Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa,” with speaker Ambassador Hiruy Amanuel, Head of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Capacity-Building Programme Against Terrorism.

Moderated by Eric Rosand of the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, the forum also featured remarks by Mike Smith, Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate. Attendees of the event included representatives from the academic, UN, and NGO communities.

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Warren Hoge, Vice President and Director of External Relations, International Peace Institute


Mr. Eric Rosand, Senior Fellow, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation


H.E. Mr. Hiruy Amanuel, Head, IGAD Capacity-Building Programme Against Terrorism, Addis Ababa


Mr. Mike Smith, Executive Director, UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED)