Strategic Objective: Promote equitable and significant Disaster Risk Management, Preparedness and Effective Response in the IGAD region.

Strategies:

  1. Developing early warning and response systems for effective climate and drought resilience building and management systems
  2. Integration of drought disaster resilience building in the implementation of disaster preparedness, response and recovery programmes in IGAD region.
  3. Mainstream drought disaster resilience building as a local, national and regional priority with an enabling policy environment and a strong institutional basis for implementation.
  4. Support member states and regional institutions identify, assess and monitor drought disaster risks and enhance early warning on ongoing basis.
  5. Enhance use of education, knowledge, innovation, science and technology to build a culture of safety and drought disaster resilience at all levels.
  6. Strengthen drought disaster risk preparedness for effective response at all levels.
  7. Reduce underlying disaster risk factors while up-scaling drought disaster resilience enhancing and building factors.
  8. Adopt multi-sectoral, inter-disciplinary and multi-hazard response approach to drought disasters (saving lives and improving quality of life).
  9. Developmental relief programming.