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.
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).
This report was produced by the Resilience Analysis Unit (RAU) and prepared by the RAU technical team composed of: Cinzia Papavero (WFP), Eugenie Reidy (UNICEF), Saif Abdelrhman (IGAD), Francis Opiyo (UNDP), Kassim Farah (IGAD), Tesfaye Beshah (FAO), RAU Technical Coordinator.