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Intergovernmental Authority for Development

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Governance
  • Geographic scope: Regional
  • Africa
  • Country of activity:
  • Djibouti
  • Kenya
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 1986
    Organizational structure: Intergovernmental Organisation with the Summit, Council of Ministers, Committee of Ambassadors and a Secretariat. The Secretariat is run by an Executive Secretary supported by four Divisions (Division of Agriculture and Environment, Division of Economic Cooperation and Social Development, Division of Peace and Security & Division of Adminstration and Finance) with a number of Sections and Units.
    Number and type of members: The Authority has eight members, namely Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, North Sudan, South Sudan,and Uganda.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: IGAD has a Civil Society Forum at regional level and sectoral NGO foras
    Funding structure:
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Funding structure other: Member states cover the cost of runing the Secretariat while partners assist in funding development programmes.
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