The Platform meets twice a year as a General Assembly (GA) of all it members chaired by the country chairing IGAD meetings. The GA makes recommendations to the IGAD Executive Secretary who may seek Council guidance on their implementation. The two meetings are piggy-backed IGAD ministerial meetings or Summits. The GA gives instructions and general directions to the PSC. The PCS and the IGAD ES work together to implement the decisions of the General Assembly and the different regional Ministerial fora. The IGAD Executive Secretary handles applications to join the Regional Platform.
Functions of the General Assembly
The functions of the General Assembly shall be but not limited to:-
- Provide guidance and policies for operations of the Platform
- Support and facilitate the Regional Platform Steering Committee to mobilize resources
- Receive progress reports of the Regional Platform