Global Counter-IED MapMilitary Counter-IED units

Ethiopia National Defense Force

Location: Ethiopia

Type: Military

Ethiopia’s National Defense Force is overseen by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Defense. One of the main aims of the force currently is stemming the threat posed by al Shabaab in Somalia. It hopes to prevent the spread of violence crossing in Ethiopia’s own borders.

They have received capacity building training from the US and cooperated in regional security efforts.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.