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Nov 27, 2019 (Djibouti, Djibouti): The Division of Health and Social Development of IGAD held a two-day Preparatory Workshop at Kempinski Hotel, Djibouti on 26 and 27 November 2019. The Workshop is attended by Member States, IGAD Secretariat and partner agencies such as UNHCR, GIZ, and others.  The Workshop was organized to agree on a common agenda for the Global Refugee Forum (GRF)  in Geneva, December 2019. Emphasis was placed on the achievements, best practices and pledges at national and regional level.

The specific objective of the Workshop is to create synergies between regional and country level GRF. Accordingly, the meeting

  • Discussed and validated the draft Terms of Reference for the IGAD Support Platform of the Nairobi Process
  • Reviewed the Concept Note and Agenda for the IGAD Spotlight Session at the GRF in Geneva, scheduled to take place on 16 December 2019;
  • Exchanged views and experiences on the preparation of Member States for the GRF
  • Agreed on a coordinated approach and positions on issues of common concern for the region related to refugees and displaced populations.

The participants agreed to continue to provide inputs on the IGAD Support Platform in the run up to the GRF.

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