August 03, 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: IGAD, in partnership with Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, WHO, UNFPA, and USAID/PQM, is convening the above Conference from 03 to 05 August 2015 at Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference is attended by ministers and experts from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
York (UK), 21-07,2015: Universities and colleges around the world have been urged to support the York Accord, which sets out a series of recommendations and a commitment to protect and rebuild higher education caught in the crossfire of armed conflict.
On 17 July 2015, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) - East African regional block, joined other academics and educationists from all corners at the University of York in the United Kingdom to compile the Accord setting down in writing for the first time a minimum understanding of what are the basic principles for protection and recovery after conflict for higher education.
Djibouti, 06-04-2015: The Ministers in charge of Youth and Sports Affairs from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) members states this morning endorsed the IGAD Games Charter following an official opening ceremony of the First IGAD Ministerial Meeting on Youth and Sports led by Djibouti Prime Minister, HEM Abdoulkader Kamil, at Djibouti Kempinski Palace.
Assemblies of Chambers of Commerce of IGAD Member States and representatives of the private sector convene the 3rd General Assembly of the#IGADBusinessForum2015 in Djibouti. The aim of the 2-day Forum is to strengthen cooperation among members of the private sector in the region and enhance the sector's active engagement and contribution to IGAD' s regional integration agenda. The opening ceremony of the forum this morning (14 February 2015) was graced by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Djibouti H.E. Abdoulkader K. Mohammed; Djibouti's Minister of Finance Mr. Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh: IGAD Executive Secretary Amb.(Eng.) Mahboub Maalim; EU's Permanent Representative to Horn of Africa Amb. Joseph Silva and President of Djibouti's national Chamber of Commerce who delivered remarks.
H.E Andrea Semadeni, the Swiss Ambassador accredited to Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, the AU and IGAD had a working visit to the IGAD secretariat on Monday 17th November. The officer in charge, the Legal counsel Yufnalis Okubo on behalf of the executive secretary, received him at the secretariat. H.E the ambassador held briefs with all the divisions in the spirit of cooperation between IGAD and Swiss Confederation.
The IGAD-Swiss Confederation areas of cooperation include Peace and security with funding already secured towards the establishment of the mechanism for advancing federalism and decentralization in IGAD member states. Discussions are underway towards concluding specific agreements in support of the mediation support unit and CEWARN.