(IGAD – Khartoum) The Ministers of the IGAD Member States responsible for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) convened a meeting in Khartoum, Sudan to consider the establishment of an IGAD Disaster Response Fund and to launch an IGAD Hazard Maps and Atlas.
IGAD - Addis Ababa. The Peace and Security Division (PSD) of IGAD Secretariat, through the Political Affairs Program conducted a Workshop from 11-13 February, 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The objective of the workshop was to validate the draft studies on IGAD Election Code of Conduct and Guidelines for Election Observation, prepared by Dura Vida Elections consultants.
One of the main responsibilities of the Political Affairs Program under the Peace and Security Division is to contribute to the prevalence of peace and security, in the IGAD region through preventive diplomacy, focusing on democracy, governance, election and human rights thereby paving the way for a gradual political integration of the region.