September 14, 2022 (Djibouti-Ville, Djibouti): Mme Fathia Alwan IGAD Director for Health and Social Development Division, Speaking on behalf of the Executive Secretary of IGAD, H.E. Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu signed a partnership agreement with Danish Refugee Council (DRC) for the implementation of the Regional Migration Fund (RMF) project in Ali-sabieh and Ali Addeh region in the Republic of Djibouti in the presence of the Director Aministration and Fiance Division at IGAD Mr Josephat Onyari, Alexandra Bean Operations Director-East Africa and Great Lakes and Boisy Vidal Athanasius Williams Area Manager-Djibouti Country Office. On the occasion Madam Fathia said that this is the first project for which IGAD has signed such an agreement and expect a quality and timely implementation of the project so that the lessons learned will be replicated in other IGAD Member States.
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