Sept. 2, 2019 (NAIROBI, Kenya): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning inaugurated its Second Annual Resilience Share Fair under the regional organization’s Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) in Nairobi.
This booklet is a compilation of documentation on good practices on resilience at regional level, further to the implementation of the six pillars of IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
The theme of Issue 05-2019 of the Resilience Focus Magazine seeks to increase the understanding of cross-border cooperation as one of the foundations for the successful enhancement of resilience, including improved livelihoods and increased food security for communities in the IGAD region.
The Resilience Focus Magazine covers thematic issues that are at the core of the response mounted by IGAD Member States and Development partners to support the implementation of IDDRSI. This edition, which comes at the end of the first five years of the Initiative, addresses all the seven pillars.
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 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.