Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

Addis Ababa, 14th June 2014. The IGAD Secretariat today launched the first ever scientific conference on health with particular emphasis on pastoralists and cross-border mobile populations in the region. The Conference was convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 3rd to 6th December 2014. The launching ceremony was attended by representatives of IGAD Member States, the IGAD Secretariat, African Federation of Public Health Associations, other partners/stakeholders and the Media.

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(27 May 2014 – Addis Ababa) A two technical workshop on Knowledge Management for gender mainstreaming in IGAD’s drought resilience strategy was convened today in Addis Ababa. Participants from IGAD’s Member States and academics will discuss the gaps of knowledge products in the agriculture, rural development and the development of building blocks for the Knowledge Management for the gender mainstreaming among other topics.

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On the occasion of March 8 International Women’s Day, celebrated worldwide for many decades now, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat has designated a regional commemorative theme for the year 2014 as follows:

“Resilient Women Aiming at Sustainable Peace and Development”

The resilience agenda is timely and very crucial in the IGAD Region as a whole, since the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) has been launched to run from 2012 to 2027.

The IDDRSI came into being as per the resolve made by the IGAD Heads of State and Government Summit held in September 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, that drought emergencies need to be addressed adequately and holistically so that drought/disaster triggered calamities could be prevented.

The Regional Celebration of this year’s March 8 International Women’s Day will be on 3rd March 2014, and is the first of its kind at IGAD level. The event which is jointly organized by IGAD Secretariat and the Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Family Planning of the Republic of Djibouti will be highlighted by pertinent activities.

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