Strategic Objective: Enhance access to markets, financial services and trade as a precursor to IGAD free trade area (FTA) and common market.

Strategies:

  1. Enhance access to markets, financial services and trans-boundary trade
  2. Secure and support equitable access to basic social services
  3. Promote transport communication network, infrastructure and market development
  4. Enhance pro-poor women market access and financial services, and facilitate access to relevant information on business and related issues
  5. Secure and support pastoral mobility for robust trade
  6. Promote Trans-boundary diseases control, bio-security, bio-safety and SPS measures and standards
  7. Promote bio-security and bio-safety of trade, value chains, products, production and livelihood systems
  8. Support research, outreach and human capital development in markets access, financial services and trade

 

Latest News

EU – UN – IGAD Cross Border Project to accelerate 2019 cooperation between Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia borders

(16 - 17 January 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). The European Union and UNDP have organized a joint action working plan to boost the cooperation between Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia borders for 2019 period. 

The 2 day workshop is organized by the Support for Effective Cooperation and Coordination of Cross-border Initiatives in Southwest Ethiopia-Northwest Kenya, Marsabit-Borana and Dawa, and Kenya-Somalia-Ethiopia (SECCCI) EU co-funded Project.

Press Release

Feature Resilience Magazines and Reports

   Facts

  • The IGAD region covers an area of 5.2 million km2
  • IGAD region has a population of more than 240 million people
  • The region is endowed with a considerable range of natural resources, with a huge potential for a variety wealth creation and progress.
  • About 70% of the IGAD region comprises arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) that receive less than 600mm in annual rainfall and are characterized by recurrent drought.
  • Over the years, severity and frequency of droughts have been increasing and desertification, land degradation, global warming and related climate change phenomena exacerbated it
  • The IGAD region has a strategic place in the Horn of Africa.
  • IGAD is focused for regional economic cooperation and integration.

Resources and KM tools