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Entebbe, Uganda, 9 – 11 May 2018 


The next meeting of the IDDRSI Platform meetings is planned to be held in Entebbe, Uganda, on 9 – 11 May 2018. The Steering committee will be held on 10 May 2018 and will be preceded by the meeting of the IDDRSI Forum on 9 May 2018. This will be followed by the meeting of the IDDRSI Platform General Assembly on 11 May 2018.


  • 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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