Strategic Objective: To strengthen coordination, institutional mechanisms, partnerships, coherence and capabilities for effective delivery of drought resilience.

Strategies:

  1. Mainstream drought resilience and sustainability mandate in the functions of the IGAD Secretariat.
  2. Effective coordination and alignment of development partners with Members States and IGAD Programmes.
  3. Formalize and promote protocols, partnerships, networks and collaboration for trans-boundary drought resilience interventions and ending of drought emergencies.
  4. Develop and promote common programming frameworks, indicators, targets and standards at national and regional level.
  5. Support and promote need-based human and institutional capacity building at national and regional levels.
  6. Strengthen coordination mechanisms, interaction and functional linkages between IGAD Secretariat, member states and at all other levels.

 

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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.

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   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.

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