Thursday, Nov 21, 2019


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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Kampala, UGANDA, 25-06-2014: The Inland Water Resources Management Program (INWRMP) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in conjunction with Makerere University’s School of Law opened the first ever training course on water law and policy for IGAD member states’ concerned ministries this morning at the Environmental Law Centre on Makerere Campus in Kampala, Uganda.

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Tadjourah, Djibouti, 20-06-2014: A five-day training workshop on the characteristics and monitoring of watersheds in the Republic of Djibouti closed this morning with a certificate hand-over ceremony presided over by the Governor of Tadjourah, HEM Abdoulmalik Mohamed Banoita, at Le Golfe Hotel of Tadjourah.

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