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March 7, 2024 (DIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has organized a Joint Migration and Forced Displacement Planning Retreat to improve project coordination, build synergy, and ensure aligned output delivery.

The three days meeting aims to bring together migration and forced displacement project teams to collectively plan and review activities from the expanded portfolio of projects within the migration programme.

In her opening remark, Madam Fathia Alwan, Director of the IGAD Health and Social Development Division, reiterated the significance of the Planning Meeting towards refining methodologies and approaches being utilized by the Division to ensure a coordinated response to the migration and displacement issues in the Horn of Africa, as well as contributing to the IGAD’s overall aim of integration and shared prosperity for all.
She observed that initiatives and projects within the Social Development Unit area are interlinked and, as such, have complementary strengths that would benefit the populations we serve, Member States, and other stakeholders.
She also called on the teams to work together, embracing team spirit and transparency.
“We are coming together with the same team spirit and are always looking forward to how we can work together,” she added.

In the end, project teams revised the coherence of interventions by the various migrations and forced displacement programmes within the Division and identified areas of synergy and convergence.
Subsequently, the teams also reviewed their collective contributions towards realizing the multiple aspects of social development as exemplified in the revised IGAD Migration Action Plan.

Migration and Forced Displacement is one of the programme areas under the Health and Social Development Division.
Global and international frameworks guide the IGAD migration and forced displacement initiatives, programmes and actions.

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