The Eastern Africa Resilience Hub (EARH) is, a consortium funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) consisting of three organisations namely: The Consulting House (TCH) based in Nairobi, the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region – Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre (ICGLR-LMRC) based in Lusaka, Zambia and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development – Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (IGAD-CEWARN) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
CEWARN - IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism - was established in 2002 on the basis of a protocol signed by IGAD Member States.CEWARN’s mandate is to receive and share information concerning potentially violent conflicts as well as their outbreak and escalation in the IGAD region; undertake and share analyses of that information; develop case scenarios and formulate options for response; share and communicate information analyses and response options; carry out studies on specific types and areas of conflict in the IGAD region.
The mechanism aspires to become “A network of excellence that works to advance an IGAD region in which reducing the risks of violent conflict through structured and consistent early warning and early response is central to local, national and regional governance in its priority areas of intervention”.
Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre (LMRC)
The Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre (LMRC) for Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education is a regional Think Tank created by the Heads of State and Government of Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in December 2006 as a key institution for the promotion of Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education. Its establishment epitomised the realisation of the will expressed by the Heads of State and Government of ICGLR Member States not only in the 2004 Dar-es-Salaam Declaration on Peace, Security, Democracy and Development in the Great Lakes Region but also in the Pact on Security, Stability and Development (with a Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance) signed in Nairobi on 15th December 2006. The willingness of the Heads of States was based on the analysis of conflicts and political crises situations that had characterized most of Great Lakes Region countries since the 1990s.
The Consulting House
The Consulting House (TCH) is an independent, multi-disciplinary policy innovation and security think-tank working in 18 countries of the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa. TCH is registered as a private limited company in Kenya and is the host institution for EARH. TCH has managed multiple grants and funds from among others UNDP, UNPOS, SIDA, and DANIDA. TCH has also served as program and administrative advisor for various development agencies on consulting basis. Currently, TCH is on retainer from different governments and government ministries to advice on security related matters. In April 2011, TCH registered The Institute for Policy Exchange (IPEX) as it’s independent, non- profit making division. IPEX is registered as a trust with a multi-disciplinary board bringing together experts from Zambia, Liberia, Uganda and Kenya. The vision of IPEX is: To offer policy and security innovations through multi-disciplinary research. The Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Hub is managed under this institute.