The intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) with support from the German technical Cooperation (GIZ) has conducted an Introductory Training on the Use of GeoNode for the Management of Geospatial Information in Resilience Planning.
Experts from Kenya’s National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) were trained in the use of Di Monitoring to track progress in the implementation of the organisation’s strategic plan. The training, titled User Level Training on Project Monitoring and Evaluation took place from 28th to 31st May in Nakuru. The Di Monitoring tool will also help to link NDMA’s activities to the broader Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) initiative.
On 22 December 2017, a team from the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) visited the CILSS Secretariat in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The purpose of the mission was to learn from the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) experience on tools for documenting and sharing good practices on resilience; exchange perspectives and experiences on knowledge management at the regional level, and discuss the framework for setting up a task force composed of designated focal points from CILSS and IGAD.
The partners of IDDRSI, including Member States, IGAD Secretariat, Development Partners, UN agencies, Civil Society Organisations and members of the private sector actors, committed to ending drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa, held the 5th IDDRSI Platform General Assembly meeting on 11th May 2018 at the Laico Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda.
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.