Monday, Sep 28, 2020

From right Eng. Maalim, Mr. Bwango and Ms. Hodan Haji-Mohamud The Resident Coordinator of the Operational Activities of the United Nations Systems, and Resident Representative of the UNDP and Representative of the UNFPA, Ms. Hodan A. Haji-Mohamud, paid a working visit to the office of IGAD Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim. The officials discussed collaboration between the organizations and building the capacity of IGAD. Ms. Haji-Mohamud underscored the importance of IGAD as a building block of the African Union with key role in the Peace and Security and general development of the region.

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On 15th March 2010, the European Union and the four Regional Economic Communities of the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean (ESAIO) Region, namely IGAD, COMESA, EAC, and IOC signed project financing agreements totalling 118 million Euros to support diverse regional economic integration and development projects (see details in the table below).

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H.E. Michéle Lévesque

The Canadian Ambassador to Djibouti, H.E. Michéle Lévesque, made a working visit to the IGAD Secretariat. Acting director of Administration and Finance, Mr. Bwango Apuuli welcomed the ambassador to the IGAD headquarters, Djibouti and briefed her about the works of the organization. H.E. Michéle Lévesque heard briefing from Program Managers.

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Eng. Maalim and Dr. Sheila ShisuluThe 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.