The IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI), conducted its 9th Steering Committee meeting on the 17th and 18th of December 2018 in Djibouti. The meeting was supported by the European Union (EU) and the Federal German Ministry of  Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) within the framework of the "Strengthening the ability of IGAD to promote resilience in the Horn of Africa’ project". The project in support of IGAD, is implemented by the Technical arm of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ). The meeting that attracted the participation of close to 70 experts from the different IGAD Member States and IDDRSI Stakeholders, resulted in the reaffirmation and adoption of new recommendations. The latter focused on issues such as cross border programming, the role and format of the Steering Committee, gender dimensions as well as other IDDRSI related priorities.

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IGAD, FAO and WMO join forces to stave off impacts of climate change on agriculture

5 September 2018, Kigali – The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have launched a new project that aims to buttress the capacities of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to adapt and be more resilient to the weather variability and climate change.

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Support for effective Cooperation and Coordination of the Cross-border initiative (SECCCI) Programme holds inception meeting 

Nairoibi, 26 September 2018

The Support for Effective Cooperation and Coordination of the Cross-border Initiative in the Cross-Border Areas of the Horn of Africa Region (SECCCI) project has officially started with an inception workshop, held in Nairobi, Kenya on 26 and 27 September 2018. 

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