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IGAD Executive Secretary Welcomes Advisor for the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia
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IGAD Executive Secretary Welcomes Advisor for the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia

June 7, 2022
June 8, 2022 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, yesterday welcomed…
Launch of the 1st IGAD Migration Statistics Report
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Official Statement by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary At The Launch of the 1st IGAD Migration Statistics Report 28th April 2022 Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

April 28, 2022
Your Excellency and Our Distinguished Host and Guest of Honor, Hon. Said Nouh Hassan, Minister of Interior Government of the…
Opening Statement by IGAD Executive secretary at The IGAD Leadership Academy
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Opening Statement by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at The Breakfast Briefing to the Diplomatic Corps on the IGAD Leadership Academy 8th April 2022 Nairobi, Kenya

April 8, 2022
“Because politics matters, Because leadership matters more, and Because political leadership matters most”.   Good morning Your Excellencies and thank you very…
Ministerial Validation Meeting of the IGAD Blue Economy Strategy
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Opening Statement by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at The Ministerial Validation Meeting of the IGAD Blue Economy Strategy (2021-2025) Friday, 1st April 2O22 Addis Ababa Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

April 1, 2022
  Your Excellency and our gracious host, Woizero Dagmawit Moges, Minister of Transport and Logistics, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;…
IGAD Education conference at Ethiopia
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Official Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the 3rd Conference of IGAD Ministers in Charge of Education Wednesday, 30th MARCH 2O22

March 30, 2022
Your Excellency, our Distinguished Guest of Honour and not to forget our Esteemed Host, Prof. Berhanu Nega, Minister of Education,…
IGAD's Executive Secretary Remarks -13th IGAD Health Ministerial Meeting
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Official Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the 13th IGAD Health Ministerial Meeting Friday, 25th March 2O22

March 25, 2022
Your Excellency and our distinguished host, Dr. Mutahi Kagwe, Cabinet Secretary for Health Republic of Kenya; Honourable Abdilleh Ahmed Robleh,…
IGAD/SWEDEN Partnership Meeting
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Official Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the 2nd ANNUAL IGAD/SWEDEN PARTNERSHIP MEETING Wednesday, 23rd MARCH 2O22

March 23, 2022
Your Excellency, Ambassador Hans Henric Lundqvist, Swedish Ambassador to Ethiopia, accredited to IGAD and Permanent Representative to the African Union…
IGAD's Executive Secretary Speech at Media Forum Review
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Official Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the MEDIA FORUM: Reviewing Best Practices in Media Coverage of Violent Extremism Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

March 22, 2022
Your Excellency and our gracious host, Amb. Mohamed Ali Hassan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Djibouti; Distinguished…
IGAD's Executive Secretary Speech at 2nd Water Dialogue Forum
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Official Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the 2nd IGAD Water Dialogue Forum 26th January 2022 Entebbe, Republic of Uganda

January 26, 2022
  Our gracious Host, Hon. John Mulinbwa, Minister of State for Regional Affairs, Republic of Uganda; Hon. Sam Cheptoris, Minister…
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2nd State of the IGAD Region Address by Workneh Gebeyehu, Ph.D Executive Secretary, “IGAD IS INTACT” Countering the Compound Challenge of Conflict, Climate Change and Covid-19

December 17, 2021
Your Excellencies, the distinguished Members of the IGAD Committee of Ambassadors Honourable representatives of our fellow citizens of the IGAD…
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Executive Secretary Talking Points – IGAD Committee of Ambassadors Meeting

December 16, 2021
Aboubkaer Adam, Ambassador republic of Sudan and our Chair Moussa Mohamed Omar, - Djibouti Berhanu Tegaye - Ethiopia Saadia Salim…
IGAD's Executive Secretary Speech at Official Opening of ICPAC
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Official Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary during the Launch of the Investment Plans for Window II of the IGAD RMF Project in Ali Sabieh, Republic of Djibouti 8th December 2021

December 8, 2021
Your Excellency, my dear brother Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces; Hon.…
IGAD's Executive Secretary Speech at the Education Technical Meeting
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Official Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the High-Level Regional Experts Meeting on the Implementation of the Djibouti Declaration on Education for Refugee, Returnees and Host Communities Monday, 6th December 2021

December 6, 2021
Your Excellencies; The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Republic of Djibouti Distinguished representatives of IGAD Member States Ambassador Michael Haeusler…
IDDRSI Borana Ministerial Meeting
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Official Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary Delivered on Behalf by Amb. Dr. Mohamed Ali Guyo IGAD Special Envoy to the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden & Somalia IDDRSI Borana Cluster Ministerial Meeting Monday, 28th November 2021

November 28, 2021
Mr. Abdul Bahari, Chief Administrative Secretary representing Prof. Margaret Kobia, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizen Affairs,…
IGAD's Executive Secretary Speech at the Regional Infrastructure Meeting
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Welcome remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the Development Partners Roundtable Meeting on the IGAD Regional Infrastructure Masterplan Tuesday 23rd November 2021

November 23, 2021
Our guest of honour, the Right Honourable Raila Amollo Odinga, the AU High Representative for Infrastructure Development; Hon. Agak Manok,…
IGAD's Executive Secretary Speech at Ministerial Labor Migration Meeting
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Official Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the IGAD Ministerial Conference on Employment, Labour and Labour Migration 21st October 2021 Djibouti

October 21, 2021
Our Gracious host, Your Excellency Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of the Republic of Djibouti; Your Excellency Isman Ibrahim Roble,…
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Official Remarks by Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the African Union Coordination Committee Meeting12:00pm, Monday 11th October 2021.

October 11, 2021
Your Excellency, My Dear Brother Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission; Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of…
Sectoral Ministers Meeting on Land Governance in Nairobi,
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Opening Remarks by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the Sectoral Ministers Meeting on Land Governance 29th July 2021, Nairobi, Kenya

July 29, 2021
Our host in the Republic of Kenya, Your Excellency Farida Karoney, Cabinet Secretray Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning; Your…
IGAD's Executive Secretary Speech at Turkana Ambulance Handover
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Statement by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, IGAD Executive Secretary at the Ambulance Handover to the County Government of Turkana 29th July 2021, Nairobi, Kenya

July 29, 2021
Your Excellency Hon. Mutahi Kagwe, Cabinet Secretary for Health of the Republic of Kenya; The Governor of Turkana County, Hon.…
IGAD at Mandera
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Keynote Address by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu IGAD Executive Secretary, at the Handover of Covid-19 and Agricultural Equipment to Mandera County Government, Republic of Kenya Thursday, 22nd July 2021

July 22, 2021
The Hon. Governor Ali Roba, our Gracious Host and the hospitable people of Mandera County; Dr. Rashid Aman, Chief Administrative…
IGAD's Executive Secretary Speech at IGAD TWG Migration Meeting
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Opening Remarks by Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD) IGAD Executive Secretary, at the IGAD Technical Working Group on Migration Wednesday, 14th July 2021.

July 14, 2021
Good morning my dear colleagues representing the different IGAD departments and divisions. I am also very pleased to address you…
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Closing Remarks By IGAD’s Executive Secretary at the 3rd IGAD Covid-19 Regional Response Project Steering Committee Meeting

July 13, 2021
CLOSING REMARKS 3rd IGAD Covid-19 Regional Response Project Steering Committee Meeting WORKNEH GEBEYEHU, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY Tuesday 13th July 2021 Dr.…