Economic Cooperation &
Regional Integration

Dr. Osman Babikir
Director Economic Cooperation and Regional Integration

Economic Cooperation & Regional Integration

The mandate of the Economic Cooperation and Regional Integration Division (ECRID) is to promote regional economic cooperation and integration among IGAD Member States. The Division supports this central strategic role of IGAD through working in areas of trade, tourism development, transport and Information and Communication Technologies, integration and macroeconomic policies, energy development, industry and regional value chains development.

         The key functions of the Division are:

1. Trade, Investment and Tourism development
2. Industrial and Regional Value Chain Development
3. Clean Energy Generation and Interconnections to Facilitate Cross-Border Energy Trade
4. Integration and Macroeconomic Policy and Research
5. Transport and ICT Development and Promotion of Digitalization

Areas of Intervention

Trade, Industry & Tourism

Latest News and Updates

Economic CooperationTrade Industry & Tourism
September 25, 2022

The Regional Trade Policy 2022-2026 of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

"This IGAD Regional Trade Policy is an important step towards the realization of the aspirations of the IGAD Member States…
Economic CooperationTrade Industry & Tourism
September 15, 2022

IGAD Launches its Regional Trade Policy 2022-2026

September 15, 2022 (NAIROBI, Kenya): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today launched the IGAD Regional Trade Policy 2022-2026 in…
Impact of Covid-19 on Education systems in the IGAD regionCovid19Trade Industry & Tourism
April 7, 2022

Impact of COVID-19 On Trade and Tourism in IGAD Region

COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the general normal life globally. The IGAD region has not been an exception to this calamity.…

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