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02 July 2012
Drought is one of the biggest causes of disaster in Africa resulting into loss of lives, abstract poverty and massive socio-economic effects. The IGAD secretariat hosted key partners and member state representatives to deliberate on the way forward in regards to building drought resilience in the IGAD region on 2nd July at the office headquarters. Present at the meeting were representatives from USAID, FAO, WFP, UN, WORLD BANK, ITALY, DENMARK, JFF, EU, amongst others. Each of IGAD member states also attended the very important meeting.
Reaffirming its commitment and support, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement with IGAD to enhance the capacity of the organization to achieve its mandate and increase drought resilience in the region.
The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, who signed the agreement in the presence of Mr. Mathias Richter, The Chargé d'affaires of the German Embassy of Djibouti, underlined the long friendship and cooperation between IGAD and Germany.
A consultative meeting was convened in Djibouti between IGAD and its partners for a discussion on ending the drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa.
“The frequency for the droughts in our region has increased in the past years. There are no more questions if there will be a drought this year or next year; it is expected,” said Eng. Mahboub Maalim, the Executive Secretary of IGAD.
The Executive Secretary emphasized the need for building the capacity of IGAD Member States to mitigate the impact of the drought by implementing short and long term plans.
Conducted by: Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC)
On behalf of: IGAD/REFORM and the European Union
Background and introduction
Countries in the IGAD region are at risk from a wide range of hazards that can lead to serious disasters and humanitarian crisis situations. Member States of IGAD have been undertaking measures within their limited capacities and have developed strategies for responding to disasters.
Nairobi , 20 th March 2006. We the Heads of State and Government of Member States of IGAD, namely Djibouti , Eritrea , Ethiopia , Kenya , Somalia , Sudan and Uganda ;