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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The partners of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI), including Member States, IGAD, Development Partners, UN agencies, non-state actors (NSAs) and members of the private sector actors, committed to ending drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa, held the 3rd IDDRSI Platform General Assembly meeting on 27th March 2015 at the Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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