Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

Kampala, 25-03-2014: The Second IDDRSI Steering Committee meeting started yesterday in Kampala under the chairmanship of Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of IGAD, Mr. Muyaka Zakayo, Assistant Commissioner at the Office of Soil and Water of the Ministry of Agriculture of Uganda and member of the IDDRSI Steering Committee, Mr. Fabio Melloni, Addis-Ababa based Director of the Italian Development Cooperation and IGAD Partners Forum Co-Chair (Italy), and Mr. Aldo Biondi, Head of the Regional Support Office for Central, Eastern and Southern Africa of the European Commission.

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H.E. Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, the Executive Secretary of IGAD paid a working visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, H.E. Mohamoud Ali Youssouf. The Executive Secretary discussed with the Minister developments in the region specifically the situation of South Sudan and Somalia.

The Executive Secretary of IGAD Amb.(Eng) Mahboub Maalim signed Euros 500,000 grant from the Government of Italy. These fund is intended to support IGAD to step up its efforts in Somalia.

Later, the Executive Secretary hosted a farewell lunch for Amb. Renzo Mario Rosso, outgoing Italian Ambassador and Co-chair of IGAD Partners Forum. The Executive Secretary appreciated the support of Italy to the organization and the role of Ambassador Rosso in the IPF.

 

 

 

Djibouti, 18-02-2014 - The Acting Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Mr Yufnalis OKUBO, and Dr Ahmed Elsawalhy, Director of the Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources of the African Union (AU-IBAR), tomorrow will sign a partnership agreement for the improvement of the surveillance of animal diseases in support of trade in IGAD Member States, in the presence of the Director of Livestock and veterinary Services of Djibouti (Mr Moussa Ibrahim Sheikh) sitting for H.E. the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Republic of Djibouti, Mr Mohamed Ahmed Awaleh, HE the Head of the E.U. Delegation to Djibouti, Mr Joseph Silva, and the Representative of FAO to Djibouti, Ms Emmanuelle Guerne Bleich.

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