On the occasion of March 8 International Women’s Day, celebrated worldwide for many decades now, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat has designated a regional commemorative theme for the year 2014 as follows:
“Resilient Women Aiming at Sustainable Peace and Development”
The resilience agenda is timely and very crucial in the IGAD Region as a whole, since the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) has been launched to run from 2012 to 2027.
The IDDRSI came into being as per the resolve made by the IGAD Heads of State and Government Summit held in September 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, that drought emergencies need to be addressed adequately and holistically so that drought/disaster triggered calamities could be prevented.
The Regional Celebration of this year’s March 8 International Women’s Day will be on 3rd March 2014, and is the first of its kind at IGAD level. The event which is jointly organized by IGAD Secretariat and the Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Family Planning of the Republic of Djibouti will be highlighted by pertinent activities.
The Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is hosting a three-day consultative meeting to discuss the draft regional social protection strategy. The meeting runs from the 9th to the 11th of January 2014 at Le Golf Hotel Tadjourah, Djibouti.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 14th 2013 - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), in collaboration with UNFPA, convened a regional consultative meeting of Member States and Partner Institutions on the implementation status of the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD). The two-day meeting was opened by Mr. Elsadig Abdalla, Director of Economic Cooperation and Social Development of IGAD. On behalf of the IGAD Executive Secretary Amb(Eng) Mahboub M. Maalim.
Djibouti, 12-12-2013: The Seventh Regional Steering Committee Meeting of the Africa UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls started this morning at Djibouti Palace Kempinski as it was co-chaired by Ms. Letty Chiwara, Representative of UN Women, Addis Ababa and Ms. Seynabou Tall, Representative of UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, Johannesburg. The Officer-in-charge of IGAD, Mr. Kefle Sebhatu, and the Manager of the Africa UNiTE Campaign, Ms. Jennet Kem were in attendance.