The IGAD Spatial portal is intended to provide spatial services to a larger audience with no or little GIS experience.

The IGAD Spatial portal is intended to provide spatial services to a larger audience with no or little GIS experience. Layers are given for further use in GIS environment by experts. Finished and ready to use map products are listed at the "Documents and Maps" category. Users can also compose their maps interactively making use of the base maps and layers provided in the portal.

 

 

Resources and KM tools

   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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