In Nairobi today Monday 9th February 2015, the IGAD Executive Secretary, Amb (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim received the accreditation papers of Ambassador Akuei Bona Malwal as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Sudan to IGAD. Following his appointment by H.E. Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan, Amb Malwal will also represent his country as an ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti, as well as being the permanent representative to the AUC and UNECA based in Addis Ababa.
The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Amb. Mahboub Maalim paid a courtesy visit to the president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Mulatu Teshome. The Executive Secretary briefed the President on the work of IGAD exchanged views about various regional and international matters. Ms Giuliana del Papa of the IGAD Partner's Forum, Amb. Tewolde Gebremeskel, Director of Peace and Security Division and Dr. Solomon Munyua, Director of the IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) accompanied the Executive Secretary.
Djibouti, 27-01-2015: IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) today opened the Second Workshop of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) along with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Djibouti Ministry of Agriculture at the Djibouti Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The main objective of this workshop is to revise the terms of reference of the FSNWG and its institutional arrangement to respond to the changing needs of IGAD, member countries, and food and nutrition security stakeholders. This will ensure that FSNWG is fully institutionalized and linked to national food and nutrition security coordination systems.
December 26, 2014 - Djibouti: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development welcomed the Parliamentary endorsement of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia.