September 14, 2021 (Adama, Ethiopia): The Peace and Security Division of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) kick started four days Bi-annual Review Meeting with the objective to facilitate internal consultative process and reflections both on programs and processes aimed at strengthening mechanisms and practices towards successful implementation.
Hon. Siraj Fegessa, director of IGAD Peace and Security Division (PSD), in his opening remarks highlighted that the review meeting is crucial in assessing the performance of the ongoing implementation the 2021 Peace and security Division Plan. It will also be a platform to identify best practices and challenges during the implementation.
The main agenda of the meeting is to review the mid-year report and performance, presentation of the new IGAD Strategy (2021-2025), reflection on post-IPPSHAR period and exchange of views on the regional peace and security issues.
The new IGAD strategy for the period 2021-2025 has been finalized including the peace and security strategic objectives. The peace and Security team also carried out intense reflections on the development of the new peace and security strategy.
The Workshop Review Meeting is funded by the European Union through the IPPSHAR Programme.