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.

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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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