Delegates from IGAD Member States have converged in Kampala, Uganda for a five-day training workshop on regional trade and integration issues as support to capacity building in trade negotiation skills starting today.
(IGAD-Addis Ababa) Women leaders from IGAD Member States have gathered in Addis Ababa to assess the achievements and challenges of women engagement in peace building and security initiatives in the region as well as learn from each other and other experiences elsewhere on how to deal with conflict situations.
We, the participants in the Stakeholders’ and Development Partners’ Conference on Employment for Peace, Stability and Development in the Horn of Africa, are meeting at a time when the people in the sub-region need international support and cooperation more than ever. The nations of the Horn of Africa are endowed with a dynamic, youthful and entrepreneurial population and abundant natural resources. And yet, for too many years, the people of this region have been suffering from hunger, conflicts, poverty and growing inequalities. Ignoring the plight and sufferings of the people in the Horn of Africa would be a threat to peace and prosperity locally, regionally and globally.
IGAD secretariat in conjunction with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa sub regional office for Eastern Africa Kigali-UNECA/SRO organized and hosted the 15th Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) and Ad Hoc Experts Group Meeting (AEGM) meetings at Kempiski hotel Djibouti from 21st to 24th February 2011.