To enable consistent and coordinated activities in the different member states, the following seven components and sub-components were identified by the IGAD Secretariat in consultations with Member States and development partners


Natural resources and environment management
•    Water resources development and management
•    Pasture and land management
•    Securing equal access to natural resources
•    Environmental management (including renewable energy and bio-diversity)
•    Strengthening pollution control in IGAD region.

Market access, trade and financial services
•    Transport and market development
•    Securing livestock mobility
•    Securing financial transaction
•    Trans-boundary disease control & SPS measures and standards
•    Promote and support regional trade and infrastructures
•    Develop and harmonize financial services in IGAD region
Livelihoods support and basic social services
•    Livestock production & health
•    Agriculture production and productivity
•    Fisheries development
•    Income diversification
•    Productive and social safety nets
•    Equal access to basic social services (nutrition, education, health, water sanitation)
Disaster risk management, preparedness and effective response
•    Early warning response
•    Climate monitoring and climate change
•    Mapping of pastoral movements and drought events occurrence
Research, knowledge management and technology transfer
Research, knowledge management and technology transfer
•    Support to applied / adaptive research
•    Advisory and extension services / systems
•    Knowledge management and communication
•    Promote the network of national and regional dryland collaborative, adaptive and applied research centres.
Conflict prevention, resolution and peace building
•    Conflict resolution
•    Peace building and mediation mechanisms
•    IGAD Conflict Early Warning and Response Network at national and Africa wide level.
Coordination, institutional strengthening and partnerships
•    Coordination and Platform management,
•    Institutional mechanisms
•    Enhancing Partnerships
•    Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment agenda
PIA 8: Human Capital, Gender and Social Development
Goal: To increase equitable access to basic social services in drought-prone areas 
Strategic Interventions: 
  •  Access to Health and Nutrition
  •  Access to Education and Training
  •  Promote Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Social Inclusion
  •  Social Safety Nets
  •  Migration and Displacement