Inter Africa Group

IAG’s work is set in the Horn of Africa, that part of Northeastern Africa that juts into the Indian Ocean, giving the region its distinctive shape. In 2023, the Horn comprises a population of 209 Million people spread across Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Djibouti.


Inter Africa Group (IAG) is an independent non-profit organization established in 1989 with a mission of supporting sustainable development, strengthening democratic institutions, deepening democratic culture and promoting peace and security in the Horn of Africa. Over the last 34 years IAG has cultivated a reputable niche in research and public dialogue on vital development issues, governance and peace building policy initiatives both in the context of Ethiopia and regionally. IAG plays a significant role in the context of regional peace building and in countering violent extremism in collaboration with national government actors, Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), and international partners.

Previously Implemented Projects

Countering Violent Extremism

Between 2016 and 2018, Inter Africa Group, in partnership with the Directorate General of Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Federal and Pastoralist Development Affairs, Ethiopia,

National Election

In 2005, IAG organized local pre-election debates in Ethiopia that enabled contending political parties to present their campaign agenda to the public and helped the electorate to make informed choices during that election.

Knowledge-Based Dialogue

Between February 2019 and June 2021, IAG in partnership with International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IIDEA) and International Revival Ministry (IRM)

Civil Society Capacity Strengthening for Peace

In 2023, IAG has partnered with Life and Peace Institute (LPI) and Ethiopian Institute of Peace (EIP) to implement EU-funded project title “Civil Society Capacity Strengthening for Peace”.

Understanding the Threats of Violent Extremism

In 2022 and 2023, IAG in collaboration with Mercy Corps and the CREATE (Collective Resilience Against Extremism) program conducted research on the dynamics leading to recruitment,

Regional Approaches for Peace-building and Integration

Between 2017 and 2020, IAG partnered with Mandera Women for Peace and Development (MWFPD), Integrated Development Focus (IDF), and Network for Peace and Development (NEPED)

Women Empowerment

In 2016, IAG provided support for out-of-school young girls in order to facilitate access to education and skill training for adolescent girls aged 12-18 in selected regions, with the broader aim of investing in human capital and empowering the beneficiaries to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty.