Since its inception in 2012/2013, considerable progress has been made on various fronts in the implementation of IDDRSI throughout the IGAD region, with a number of achievements having been recorded, including the following:

  • The establishment and operationalization of the IDDRSI Regional Platform 
  • The development of the IDDRSI Strategy and its subsequent interpretation into Country Programming Papers (CPPs) and Regional Programming Paper (RPP)
  • The translation of CPPs and RPP into investments plans and project proposals for resource mobilization, to secure funding from various sources
  • The execution of resilience oriented interventions, the progress of which is being monitored and reported in a coordinated manner. 
  • The establishment and operationalization of national IDDRSI Platform coordination structures
  • The establishment and operationalization of the IDDRSI Platform Coordination Unit (PCU) and the application of its functions in programming, knowledge management, partnerships enhancement, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation to support the implementation of IDDRSI
  • The focus on cross-border areas in the implementation of IDDRSI  

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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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