Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Autorité intergouvernementale pour le développement

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History

Established 21 Mar 1996, Nairobi (Kenya), on signature of an amended agreement by Assembly of Heads of State and Government, arising from decision in Declaration of IGADD Heads of State and Government on the Revitalization of IGADD and on Expanded Cooperation Among Member States, signed 18 Apr 1995, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Set up to revitalize and expand cooperation among member states of Inter-Governmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD), established Jan 1986.

Aims

Promote joint development strategies and gradually harmonize macro-economic policies and programmes in social, technological and scientific fields; harmonize policies with regard to trade, customs, transport, communications, agriculture and natural resources and promote free movement of goods, services and people and establishment of residence; create an enabling environment for foreign, cross-border and domestic trade and investment; achieve sub-regional food security and encourage and assist efforts of member states to collectively combat drought and other natural and man-made disasters and their consequences; initiate and promote programmes and projects for sustainable development of natural resources and environment protection; develop and improve a coordinated and complementary infrastructure, particularly in the areas of transport and energy; promote peace and stability in the sub-region and create mechanisms within the sub-region for inter and intra-state conflict prevention, management and resolution through dialogue; mobilize resources for the implementation of emergency, short, medium and long-term programmes within the framework of sub-regional cooperation; promote and realize the objectives of COMESA and the African Economic Community; facilitate, promote and strengthen cooperation in research, development and application in the fields of science and technology.

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Activities

Capacity building. Coordinates sub-regional programmes within 3 broad priority areas of cooperation: food security and environment; infrastructure development; conflict prevention, management and resolution and humanitarian affairs.

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Languages

English, French.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 46 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 7 countries
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Food Security
  • Commerce
    • Investment
    • Trade
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental
    • Authorities
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F4199

Last News Received

20. Jan 2016
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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