May 9, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudan has officially launched its National Conflict Early Warning and Response Unit (CEWERU); a system earmarked to deepen the government’s ability to pro-actively respond to risks of violent conflict in the country.

Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism staff in action (CEWARN) The system, is domicile in the  South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC) and directly linked to the Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) initiated by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Ceweru is "an indicator-based early warning system focused on cross border, interstate, communal and   pastoral related conflicts, monitoring specific factors in so far as any aspect relating to them could be a peace-promoting or conflict generating."

The system is vital for preventing unforeseen circumstance that may result from conflict.
This provides a better approach for governance in relation to conflict prevention, clearly pledging South Sudan government’s commitment to support the conflict early warning and response system.

The CEWERU mechanism operate at National, States, county and Payam level with local structures empowered to undertake effective response measures.
The South Sudan CEWERU unit is an important milestone in advancing CEWARN’s engagement in South Sudan and the wider IGAD region.