Strategic Objective: Secure significant reduction of violent conflict in ASALs.

Strategies:

  •      Ensure inclusion and participation of ASAL-dwelling communities in local and national decision making
  •     Make relevant linkages in policy development and practice between customary and modern governance systems
  •     Promote affirmative action and equitable allocation of national resources for development of ASALs
  •      Ensure equitable access to environmental and natural resources
  •     Mainstream peace and security challenges in the ASAL areas into broader national, regional and global development agenda
  •     Support research and human capital development for peace and good governance
  •     Build local, national and regional capacities for conflict resolution, mediation mechanisms, peace building and effective ASALs resource utilisation.
  •     Ensure equitable gender involvement and participation in conflict prevention, resolution and peace building
  •     Mainstream and support gender equality and human rights-based approach in livelihoods support and access basic social services
  •     Strengthen IGAD and Member State institutions that work to prevent, manage and resolve violent conflict.

 

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The Role of Groundwater in Drought Resilience in the IGAD Region

26-07-2017, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in partnership with the World Bank this morning opened a two-day workshop aimed at considering The role of Groundwater in Drought Resilience in the IGAD Region under the chairmanship of the Director of Boundary and Transboundary Rivers Affairs Directorate of Ethiopia, Mr. Teshome Atnafi, the Programme Manager of Natural Resources and Renewable Energy, Mr Daher Elmi, and Senior Water Resources Management Specialist-World Bank Washington, Mr. Marcus Wijnen. 

   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.
  • The ultimate goal of IGAD is the welfare of its population in the form of human security and to maintain peace and security for sustainable development

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