IGAD Environment and Natural Resources Strategy

Authors: IGAD/AED
Date: 2007
Type: Strategy


Provides a comprehensive and coherent framework aimed at guiding IGAD programmes in the area of environment and natural resources. The development of this strategy was complemented by the previous one whose main focus was drought and desertification; and by others that addressed issues of peace and security, food security, gender, etc. It also tapped from regional and international development processes, conventions and agreements.The operationalization of the Strategy will be guided by a number of principles including: Subsidiary, variable geometry, gender sensitivity, equity, and precautionary and polluter pays principles; The supremacy of national programmes; Recognising environment as an integral pillar of sustainable development; and Responsiveness to the MDGs, PRSPs and other multilateral environmental agreements and treaties.