Inter-Governmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD)

Autorité intergouvernementale sur la sécheresse et le développement

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1986-01 Djibouti Djibouti


Jan 1986, Djibouti (Djibouti), by an agreement signed at the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, a draft agreement having been prepared and discussed by the Ministers of the six countries involved in Feb 1985. Replaced, Mar 21 1996, by F-XF4199 - Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).


Coordinate and supplement the efforts of Member states to combat the effects of drought and other related disasters, assist their developmental efforts and help them to deal with problems of medium and long-term recovery and rehabilitation; appraise the international community of the very severe problems caused by drought and other related disasters; appeal for and mobilize all resources necessary to implement emergency, medium and long-term programmes, set up by the Member states and for financing operations within the framework of subregional cooperation; identify projects of regional interest submitted by Member states and assist in securing resources for project preparation and implementation; assist Member states in setting up guidelines and action programmes for combating drought and desertification and following up the implementation of drought-related activities of subregional interest; assist Member states and existing bodies in the subregion in securing funds for their individual programmes.


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Assembly of Heads of State and Government. Council of Ministers from the Member states, chaired by Coordinator elected from among the members for a term of 2 years. Executive Secretariat, headed by Executive Secretary. Divisions of the Executive Secretariat (3): Division of Administration and Finance (with Personnel/Training and Conference Section and Budget/Finance General Services Section); Division of Planning, Research and Information (with Planning, Research and Early Warning Section and Information, Publicity and Documentation Section); Division of Operations and Programmes Coordination (with Operations Section and Programmes Coordination Section).


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GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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