Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Nairobi, 8 December 2014 – The IGAD Inland Water Resources Management Program has convened the 1st Water Dialogue Forum and Expo at the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The three-day event that commenced this morning, was officially opened by the Cabinet secretary of Environment, Water and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kenya, Prof. Judy Wakhungu who also launched the Expo being held in the same premises.

Other dignitaries present included the IGAD Executive Secretary Ambassador Mahboub Maalim and Representative of the United Nations Mr. Mohamed Khalid. The dignitaries joined close to 500 delegates who represent the water sector in seven IGAD Member States.

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Soroti, Uganda, 17-11-2014: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in collaboration with the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) this morning inaugurated a five-day national training workshop on rainwater harvesting and catchment area development for Karamoja region under the leadership of Dr. Callist Tindimugaya, Commissioner Water Resources Planning and Regulation at the MWE, and Mr. Henk Gijselhart, Capacity Building Expert from the Technical Assistance  to IGAD for the implementation of the Inland Water Resources Management Programme (INWRMP), in Soroti, Uganda .

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Djibouti, 20-10-2014: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), in partnership with the Djibouti Ministry of Agriculture, Water, Fisheries, and Livestock, today organized a dissemination workshop on the potential of the technologies for collecting surface water
at Acacia Hotel-Djibouti. This workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Mohamed Moussa, Director of IGAD Agriculture and Environment Division in his capacity as Official in Charge of IGAD, along with Mr. Ismael Elmi, Technical Advisor to the Djibouti Minister of Agriculture, with facilitation from Mr. Daher Elmi, Programme Manager Natural Resources-IGAD in charge of the Inland Water Resources Management Program (INWRMP).

The workshop was organized within the framework of the Inland Water Resources Management Program (INWRMP) which is funded by the European Union and implemented by IGAD. It focused on the dissemination of a work of reflection led by specialists from various backgrounds on rainwater harvesting in the Republic of Djibouti.

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Nairobi, 06-10-2014: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) brought financial support to the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) for their 4th Nile Basin Development Forum held in Nairobi on October 06-07, 2014, while giving all IGAD member states officials, whether part of the NBI or not, the opportunity to attend the Forum in preparation of the First IGAD Forum on Water set for early December this year in Nairobi.

The official opening ceremony was presided over by Prof. Judi W. Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary-Ministry of Environment, Water, and Natural Resources (MEWNR) of Kenya with facilitation from Mr. John R. Nyaoro, NBI Executive Director, who thanked IGAD for contributing to “making this happen” along with other sponsors. Key note addresses were given by ministerial level officials from Tanzania, Sudan, and from high level personalities from World Bank, and a U.S. water management Centre (CADWES).

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Mbabane, Swaziland, 25-09-2014: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) organized a study tour to Swaziland for member states’ officials in the field of agriculture and water management from September 21st to 25th in order to expose them to trans-boundary water management experiences and best practices in that part of the continent.

This study tour which was organized by the Inland Water Resources Management Program (INWRMP) of IGAD was led by Mr. Fred Mwango-INWRMP Team Leader with participation fom officials and legal experts holding high-level positions in Ministries of Agriculture and water management boards within IGAD member states.

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