The United States began the funding of this program in 2009. It sought to establish cooperation between the states law enforcement, military and civilian actors and through this improve their counterterrorism capacity.
The tactics predominantly focus on the networks that employ IEDs, including terrorism financing, border controls and their community influence.
Active PREACT partners include Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda. Burundi, Comoros, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Sudan, and Sudan are also members of PREACT.
Joint training has been provided to Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan for first responders.
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.
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