A meeting attended by trade experts and customs officials from the IGAD member states was held on 6th and 7th 05, 2013 in Kampala to validate a study report on the legal framework and modalities for the establishment of one stop border posts in the IGAD region.
The First Meeting of the IGAD Biodiversity Programme Steering Committee was held on 6-8 May 2013 at IGAD Headquarters in Djibouti. The Committee reviewed activities undertaken so far during the start-up phase to recruit the long-term Technical Assistance (TA) and the support staff as well as the draft operational Programme Estimate (PE) to be implemented by the long-term TA. The Steering Committee further reviewed the draft grant proposals developed by the three Implementing Partners (IPs), namely IUCN, ICRAF and HoA-REC/N. The Steering Committee made a number of recommendations that would facilitate the smooth start of the implementation of the programme.
Khartoum, Sudan: Starting yesterday, Wednesday 24th April 2013, about fifty core staff of IGAD Secretariat and Specialized offices convened in Khartoum for a four-day skills training workshop on gender mainstreaming.
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