18 April 2018
The Plenary Meeting provided an opportunity to update on ongoing priorities and challenges. Overall, discussions revealed an enhanced commitment on the side of the East African countries to address capacity building and structural reforms in the field of CT and P/CVE, both nationally and at the regional level. The Co-Chairs reminded of the local coordinator mechanism and encouraged that best use is made of it in the inter-sessional period. In addition, participants noted the main outcomes of two side-events held prior to the Plenary Meeting: the Egypt-sponsored expert workshop 'Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Countering Extremist Narratives Conducive to Terrorism in the East and Horn of Africa' and the EU-sponsored Seminar on 'Countering Finance of Terrorism in East Africa: Sharing of Good Practices'.