Strategic Objective: Enhance access to markets, financial services and trade as a precursor to IGAD free trade area (FTA) and common market.

Strategies:

  1. Enhance access to markets, financial services and trans-boundary trade
  2. Secure and support equitable access to basic social services
  3. Promote transport communication network, infrastructure and market development
  4. Enhance pro-poor women market access and financial services, and facilitate access to relevant information on business and related issues
  5. Secure and support pastoral mobility for robust trade
  6. Promote Trans-boundary diseases control, bio-security, bio-safety and SPS measures and standards
  7. Promote bio-security and bio-safety of trade, value chains, products, production and livelihood systems
  8. Support research, outreach and human capital development in markets access, financial services and trade

 

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UNDP RSCA Director hands over equipment to support IGAD Cluster Coordination offices

Mr. Lamin Momodou Manneh, the UNDP RSCA Director, handed over computers to the IGAD Cluster Coordinators that will be based in the three cross-border offices that have been established through the Support for Effective Cooperation and Coordination of Cross-border Initiatives in Southwest Ethiopia-Northwest Kenya, Marsabit-Borana & Dawa, and Kenya-Somalia-Ethiopia (SECCCI) EU co-funded Project.

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   Facts

  • The IGAD region covers an area of 5.2 million km2
  • IGAD region has a population of more than 240 million people
  • The region is endowed with a considerable range of natural resources, with a huge potential for a variety wealth creation and progress.
  • About 70% of the IGAD region comprises arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) that receive less than 600mm in annual rainfall and are characterized by recurrent drought.
  • Over the years, severity and frequency of droughts have been increasing and desertification, land degradation, global warming and related climate change phenomena exacerbated it
  • The IGAD region has a strategic place in the Horn of Africa.
  • IGAD is focused for regional economic cooperation and integration.

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