The IGAD Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, and the WFP Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions, Dr. Sheila Shisulu, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MOU paves tihe way for enhanced collaboration and cooperation between the two organisations to improve food and nutrition security in the IGAD region. The MOU provides for the establishment of an Executive Body, a Technical Committee and a Coordination Office to spearhead the implementation of the MOU. Born in 1962 as a UN agency, WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide - reaching more than 90 million people.
IGAD Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, met in Cairo, H.E. Mr. Amr Moussa, the Secretary General of the Arab League. The parties discussed wide ranging issues including the situation of Somalia and Sudan and the implementation of joint projects in the areas of agricultural development, food security, and the refugees in the region.
The Arab League is a regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. The Arab League is member of the IGAD Partners Forum.
IGAD Eexecutive Secretary, Mr. Mahboub Maalim signed an MOU with the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU/IBAR) in Nairobi on 17th December 2009. The MOU provides for the partnership of IGAD and AU/IBAR in the implementation of the Participation of African Nations in the Sanitary and Pytosanitary Standards Setting Organisations (PAN-SPSO) programme.
The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, received in his office Mr. Valery Orlov, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Djibouti. The parties discussed wide range of issues and called for a closer cooperation.
Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, received at his office the Ambassador of Nigeria, H.E. Nkoyo Toyo accompanied by Mohd Sanasi Danjuma, Finance Attachē and Benson Niyi Omoyugbo, Deputy Defence Atachē. Both officials discussed wide ranging views on the region.