11 October 2018, Addis Ababa: A two-day technical meeting has been convened by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to discuss experiences gained in implementing cross-border development, identify challenges and opportunities for launching the IGAD Cluster 4 (Dikhil), and agree on the modalities for cooperation and collaboration.
The IGAD region covers an area of approximately 5.2 million km2. It has a population of about 240 million people and is endowed with a considerable range of natural resources, providing huge potential for wealth and progress.
Around sixty participants from the IGAD Secretariat and Member States were in Isiolo, Kenya from 6-8 August 2018 to take part in an inaugural IGAD knowledge share fair, whose theme was “Strengthening Cross-border Cooperation in the IGAD Clusters.”
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:
This independent Mid Term Review of the implementation of the first Phase (2013-2017) of the IDDRSI Strategy, is part of the commitment of IGAD Member States and Partners to generate solid evidence for the progress of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative Strategy (2013 – 2027)
This third edition of the Resilience Focus magazine has been produced in collaboration with the Drylands Learning and Capacity Building Initiative (DLCI), an independent regional resource and facilitation organisation based in Kenya.
The Resilience Focus magazine aims at providing a platform for sharing views and experiences between and among planners, facilitators, practitioners and beneficiaries of the IGAD Drought Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI).