Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

Djibouti, 06-04-2015: The Ministers in charge of Youth and Sports Affairs from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) members states this morning endorsed the IGAD Games Charter following an official opening ceremony of the First IGAD Ministerial Meeting on Youth and Sports led by Djibouti Prime Minister, HEM Abdoulkader Kamil, at Djibouti Kempinski Palace.

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Assemblies of Chambers of Commerce of IGAD Member States and representatives of the private sector convene the 3rd General Assembly of the‪#‎IGADBusinessForum2015‬ in Djibouti. The aim of the 2-day Forum is to strengthen cooperation among members of the private sector in the region and enhance the sector's active engagement and contribution to IGAD' s regional integration agenda. The opening ceremony of the forum this morning (14 February 2015) was graced by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Djibouti H.E. Abdoulkader K. Mohammed; Djibouti's Minister of Finance Mr. Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh: IGAD Executive Secretary Amb.(Eng.) Mahboub Maalim; EU's Permanent Representative to Horn of Africa Amb. Joseph Silva and President of Djibouti's national Chamber of Commerce who delivered remarks.

H.E Andrea Semadeni, the Swiss Ambassador accredited to Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, the AU and IGAD had a working visit to the IGAD secretariat on Monday 17th November. The officer in charge, the Legal counsel Yufnalis Okubo on behalf of the executive secretary, received him at the secretariat. H.E the ambassador held briefs with all the divisions in the spirit of cooperation between IGAD and Swiss Confederation.

The IGAD-Swiss Confederation areas of cooperation include Peace and security with funding already secured towards the establishment of the mechanism for advancing federalism and decentralization in IGAD member states. Discussions are underway towards concluding specific agreements in support of the mediation support unit and CEWARN.

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12th August 2014, Addis Ababa: IGAD in collaboration with the East and Southern African Regional Office (ESARO) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)has today convened the second meeting of the East, Southern and Horn of Africa (ESHA) Technical Working Group(TWG) on reproductive health commodity security in Addis Ababa.

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Addis Ababa, 29-31st July 2014 - The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is in the process of formulating its Sustainable Tourism Master Plan (STMP).

The STMP is part of an on-going process of the implementation of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (ISTMP). The IGAD STMP was informed by a regional tourism study done by UNECA SRO-EA in 2010 and the green light for its formulation approved at the 15th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of SRO-EA that took place in Djibouti, between 21st to 24th February 2011, whose main focus was on tourism under the theme Towards a Sustainable Tourism Industry in Eastern Africa. The IGAD STMP has since been completed and was officially launched at the IGAD Tourism Inter-Ministerial forum held in Nairobi, Kenya by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta in December last year. In his opening remarks the President observed that ‘it is sad to note that our continent’s share of the global tourism industry stands at 52.4 million or 5.1% of international arrivals, which translates to 33.6 billion US dollars or 3.1% of international tourism receipts.’ The IGAD STMP, among others, strongly recommends that member states align their respective tourism development instruments to the regional framework.

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