In March 2017, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Summit on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees and Reintegration of Returnees in Somalia adopted the IGAD Nairobi Declaration and the Nairobi Action Plan (NAP). IGAD was tasked to operationalize, follow-up and monitor the implementation of the commitments of IGAD member states, which encompasses three key thematic areas: education, livelihoods and health. The launch of the IGAD Support Platform during the December 2019 Global Refugee Forum gave impetus to the Nairobi Process to follow-up on the significant commitments made by IGAD member states.
The Djibouti Declaration on Quality Education for refugees, returnees and host communities, adopted on 14th December 2017, and the subsequent Addis Ababa Call for Action, are non-binding instrument that commits IGAD member states to:
- Provide access to quality education in a safe learning environment
- Adopt the IGAD Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Strategy
- Implement the National Costed Plans of Action
- Finalize the development of the IGAD Qualications Framework
- Monitoring and overseeing the implementation of the Declaration and its Action Plan
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