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04 Jan. 2018, DJIBOUTI, Djibouti: The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, this morning received in his office Mr. Jason Kapkirwok, Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Regional Intergovernmental Organisation (RIGO) System Strengthening Project to officially launch the activity for his organisation. Directors of IGAD Divisions, of IGAD Specialised Institutions from across the region, and senior staff members attended the meeting.


 The RIGO is a five-year activity which was designed with active participation by IGAD, as well as the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East Africa Community (EAC) and is meant for capacity building and institutional strengthening of the three regional organisations.

 While the final IGAD priority areas for organisational strengthening support will be determined in a consultative process led by the recipient, the project is focused on the following core areas:

  • Financial management;
  • Performance management;
  • Strategic planning; and
  • Donor coordination of organisational strengthening activities.

 The Executive Secretary noted that this was not the first capacity support package IGAD was getting from partners. He highlighted that IGAD already had a team of staff members endowed with extensive experience in matters of implementation of the institutional strengthening activities.

 “This is additional support to IGAD which will assist us in filling in some gaps”, Amb Maalim said.

 “The RIGO System Strengthening Project is designed to be a resource-lean, rigorous, and facilitative vehicle aimed at driving transformational change in organisational efficiency and effectiveness”, Mr. Kapkirwok said.

 The implementation of RIGO System Strengthening activity was awarded to a consortium of firms led by The Kaizen Company.


15 January, 2019, Djibouti: The IGAD Executive Secretary, Amb. Mahboub Maalim, strongly condemns the cowardly and reprehensible attack on Dusit Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, which took place yesterday.

The Executive Secretary expresses IGAD's heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved and wishes quick and full recovery to the injured. At this moment of grief, Amb Mahboub reaffirms IGAD's solidarity with the people and Government of Kenya in their fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

He commends the gallantry of Kenyan security forces and emergency services for their swift response to the attack, noting that their action helped save many lives. He expressed confidence that the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the attack will be brought to justice as soon as possible.

Amb. Mahboub states that "such barbaric attacks must not be allowed to weaken our collective determination to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from our region".




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11 January 2019, Nairobi, Kenya: The Executive Secretary of IGAD today paid a courtesy call on the Rt. Hon. Raila Amollo Odinga as the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development at his Capitol Hill Square office in Nairobi.

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Dec. 09, 2018, DJIBOUTI (Djibouti): The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, H.E. Prof Emanuella De Re, today was on a courtesy visit at the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) where she was received by the Executive Secretary of the regional organisation, H.E. Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim.

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Dec. 07, 2018, KHARTOUM (Sudan): The Seventh Meeting of Ministers responsible for Women/Gender Affairs of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Member States was held on Dec. 06, 2018 in Khartoum under the theme: “Leaving No One Behind: Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) to enhance Drought Resilience, Regional Integration and Peace for Sustainable Development”.

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