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Kigali, 22-02-2016: The Nairobi-based Intergovernmental Authority on Development Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources of Rwanda and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), this morning opened the 42nd Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACFO42) in Kigali, Rwanda, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Press Release

Djibouti 22-2-2016 - The Inter-government Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat and the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) with support from the Switzerland Development Cooperation (SDC) and the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) will hold project planning and second project steering committee meetings of a joint six year project on improving land governance in the IGAD Region on 23 and 24 February 2016 in Djibouti.

The project was launched in February 2015 to facilitate the implementation of the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in accordance with the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa, in order to facilitate access to land and security of land rights for all land users in the IGAD region, especially vulnerable groups such as pastoralists, women and youth.

The six year project which is broken into two three year phases aims to: a) Enhance the capacity of the LPI and IGAD Secretariat to facilitate and monitor the implementation of the AU Declaration on Land in the Region; b) Mainstream Land Governance issues in programmes and activities of the IGAD Secretariat, c) Develop capacity of academic institutions in the region to promote and undertake land policy related research, d) Work within existing regional platforms for knowledge sharing and advocacy aimed at promoting good land governance and land policy convergence among IGAD Member States (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda) e) Improve partnerships, coordination and alignment of land governance related programme in the IGAD Region and f) Facilitate monitoring and evaluation of land policy reform processes.

The project planning and project steering committee meetings intend to (i) review progress of the project; (ii) share country and RECs experiences on the implementation of the AU Declaration on land; and (ii) and approve the project implementation plan and budget for 2016. The meetings will start with the progress review on 23 February followed by the Project Steering Committee Meeting in 24 February 2016.

It is expected that the two meetings will bring together over 32 participants representing IGAD Member States, other RECs like COMESA, EAC as well as other CSO platforms and institutions and organizations partnering with the IGAD and LPI.

For further information please contact: Dr. Samuel Zziwa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Dr. Belay Demissie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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09-12-2015, Paris (France): IGAD Climate Change Prediction and Application Centre (IGAD CPAC) today hosted a side event at the Twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP11) at  Salle 2 of the Africa Pavilion,  Paris, France.

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Addis Ababa 10th December, 2015: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and regional fish experts from the IGAD Member States met between 9th and 10th of December 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to share experiences, knowledge and agree on the fundamental steps to developing a much needed IGAD Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Strategy.


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Addis Ababa, 7th December, 2015 – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) together with fish experts from the IGAD Member States are meeting in Addis Ababa between December 7th and 8th, 2015 to share experiences as well as review and assess a Trade Agreement study for enhanced and facilitated fish trade between Ethiopia and Djibouti that can later be replicated to other IGAD Member States.

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