26-07-2017, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in partnership with the World Bank this morning opened a two-day workshop aimed at considering The role of Groundwater in Drought Resilience in the IGAD Region under the chairmanship of the Director of Boundary and Transboundary Rivers Affairs Directorate of Ethiopia, Mr. Teshome Atnafi, the Programme Manager of Natural Resources and Renewable Energy, Mr Daher Elmi, and Senior Water Resources Management Specialist-World Bank Washington, Mr. Marcus Wijnen. 

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The Platform Coordination Unit (PCU) of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) organized a three-day hands-on training on and Investment tracking tool dubbed the 3W Map for the Office of Prime Minister (OPM) of Uganda on October 11th, 12th and 13th in Kampala.

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The sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim to address the root causes of poverty, and underline the universal need for an inclusive and resilient development. Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment in policies and programmes are pre-requisites for effective delivery of the SDGs.

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Background

For centuries, long before political boundaries were established, pastoralists inhabiting the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of the Horn of Africa (HOA) region were able to mitigate drought and other uncertainties including marginalization in access to natural resources with mobility and trade as their core coping mechanisms.

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