Communique of 40th extraordinary igad session of the igad council of minsiters on the drought situation in the horn of africa and recent political developments in somalia. May 02, 2016 the summit called for the establishment of a multidonor trust fund for the igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi giving igad the role to lead and coordinate the. Its objective is to mainstream migration into the resilience agenda. The drought resilience and sustainable livelihoods program drslp, feed my cow, will develop regional systems to alleviate the negative impacts caused by the deteriorating environmental conditions in the horn of africa. The intergovernmental authority on development was established in 1996. Mtr of the 1st phase of the implementation of igads drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative.
Drought planning resources fema and other federal agencies provide a variety of guidance, tools, and resources that support planning for drought resilience. Statement by the igad executive secretary on the current drought in the greater horn of africa. Debalkew berhe the igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi as a global, regional, national and local strategic framework to end drought. Horn of africa countries address drought threat and. The global alliance is supporting the completion of technically rigorous country program frameworks. Whilst member states of the intergovernmental authority on development igad are adept at. Investing differently to end drought emergences in the.
The executive secretary is technically igads chief executive officer and is. Drought resiliency can be defined as the capacity of a community to cope with and respond to drought. Secretary mahboub maalim told the opening of igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative. A declaration presenting the results of the second igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi, which focused on investing differently to end drought emergencies and helped prepare for a future in which climate change will amplify existing stress on water. The decision to end drought emergences was taken by igad and east african community eac heads of state and government at a summit convened in nairobi. Peace, security a prerequisite for drought resilience by patrick ocaido intergovernmental authority on development igad in its second summit that ended yesterday at speke resort, munyonyo has put peace and security at the forefront of achieving drought resilience amongst member states. Igad the forthcoming igad 31st extraordinary summit on. Some planned activities to be implemented during phase 2, include training of member state focal points in the use and benefits of gis and rs technologies as well as thematic trainings based on the various igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi pillars.
The second igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi summit is being held in kampala on thursday march 27. During the past 18 months, the igad secretariat has taken steps to operationalize the regional drought resilience platform, establishing a platform coordination unit. He was the executive secretary of the intergovernmental authority on development 20082019. Ethiopian takes over igad mantle after weeks of haggling. Igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative. In a consultative ministerial meeting held in november 2011, igad member countries and their partners agreed to form a regional drought resilience platform overseen by an interim steering. Due to the contribution of the bmz as well as the eutf, it was possible to enhance igads ability to facilitate regional cooperation on drought resilience in the horn of africa. It has structured australias environment and land use and is critical in guiding the way we access and use our. During the th ordinary summit of the igad held in addis ababa on.
Policy options for improving drought resilience and its. Working with the intergovernmental authority on development. The summit is expected to deliberate on the dire security and humanitarian situation facing south sudan. Climatologists identify three different types of drought. Prime minister addresses igad drought resilience summit. Igad summit on drought resilience, 24 27 march 2014. The intergovernmental authority on development igad in partnership with the world bank this morning opened a twoday workshop aimed at considering the role of groundwater in drought resilience in the igad region under the chairmanship of the director of boundary and transboundary rivers affairs directorate of ethiopia, mr. Policy options for improving drought resilience and its implication. These meetings discussed the ways and means of enhancing drought resilience in vulnerable areas of the igad region and especially the asals. Intergovernmental authority on development wikipedia. Addressing the summit prime minister abdiweli sheikh ahmed, said. First meeting of general assembly of regional platform on.
It has been preceded this week by a two day meeting of. Aidf africa summit 2017 interview with farah abdulsamed. The meeting held in kampala is the second igad summit on drought resilience following the devastating drought of 20102011. These regions are subject to drought aspects related to nature, agriculture and freshwater.
Its contents are the sole responsibility of igad seccci project and do not necessarily reflect the views of the european union. National drought resilience partnership report to the council. Within its larger support to igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi, giz supports a project component on migration. Nairobi, kenya, november 26, 2012 igad member states and partners meet to validate the igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi strategy. This second drought resilience summit that comes after the first one that was held. Statement by the igad executive secretary on the current. Fresh out of graduate school, chris carparelli joined americorps and put his education to work by serving the community. The name of the institution was at the same time changed to igad climate prediction and applications centre icpac in order to better reflect all its mandates, mission and objectives within the igad system. Igad assembly of heads of state and government march 30, 2020. November 2011 igad afdb and jan 2012 igad meetings. By implementing these approaches, we can use drought as a connector that strengthens collaboration among many sectors, levels and actors.
During the th ordinary igad summit in addis ababa on november 29 last year, sudan was elected to take over the chairpersonship from ethiopia. Declaration of the igad summit of heads of state and government on progress of the drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi 03 april 2014. The president tasked the national drought resilience partnership ndrp to work collaboratively to deliver on a federal action plan including six goals and 27 associated actions to promote drought resilience nationwide. The outcomes of the summit are expected to contribute to the fifth africa regional platform for disaster risk reduction, meeting in abuja, nigeria, in may 2014. The second drought resilience summit was held today in kampala in the presence of the h. The second igad iddrsi met from 2427 march 2014, in kampala, uganda, and included the drought resilience summit, which took place on 27 march. The results will serve as background information to further assess and consult with the country parties on the support needed for action on drought resilience. Discussions are underway in kampala, uganda where igad members are to form an african power bloc stretching from sudan to tanzania to. The evidence on the extent to which investments in resilience reduce the impact of a drought on humanitarian liabilities is, to date, less clear. The role of groundwater in drought resilience in the igad. The third interim steering committee meeting of the igad drought resilience and sustainability initiative was convened at the au conference center in addis ababa, ethiopia. Faoigad renew drought resilience partnership programme. Seeking to address the catastrophic phenomenon of recurrent droughts and worsening environmental concerns in a sustainable manner, the heads of state and government of countries in the horn of africa region convened a summit in nairobi in september and launched the igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi to end. Igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability.
It is now one of the eight recognized building blocks of the au. An intergovernmental authority on development, igad conference is underway in kampala, uganda. The team was welcomed by the director of administration and finance, florence musoke, and were briefed by the program managers and program officers on the work of the organization specially the drought resilience programs of the region. As part of resilience to drought, the countries of the hoa have undertaken several initiatives in specific actions to set up the infrastructure of water supply for livestock and humans. Apr 29, 2016 the summit called for the establishment of a multidonor trust fund for the igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi, giving igad the role to lead and coordinate efforts aimed at implementing the objectives of the initiative. Igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi migration program. Request for expression of interest intergovernmental authority on development igad region drought resilience and sustainable livelihoods program drslp i. This website was created and maintained with the financial support of the european union. Five major result areas under this project include. Strengthening the drought resilience migration nexus in the igad region.
Drought can impact an entire country, as what occurred in the dust bowl era in the united states, or regions and communities. Decentralized water supply options, such as rainwater harvesting, can reduce environmental impacts and costs from a lifecycle perspective compared with augmentation of traditional municipal supplies e. Igad has transformed from an organization that merely focused on drought and disaster as it used to be during its inception in 1986 to that of dealing with regional peace and development matters. Investing differently to end drought emergences in the igad region 1. To that end, the national drought resilience partnership ndrp was created, to improve public access to federal drought resources, and to help link information such as monitoring, forecasts, outlooks, and early warnings with longerterm drought resilience strategies in critical sectors such as agriculture, municipal water systems, energy. Assessing resilience to drought 5 2 as a focus area of the technical consortium is o assess t the resilience of populations to drought, one has to have a clear definition of drought. He was speaking at the second igad summit of heads of state and government on the theme progress of the drought disaster resilience and sustainability. Igad, fao explore avenues to enhance zero hunger partnership. The event comes four years after the the declaration of the first resilience summit on ending drought emergencies in the horn of africa held in nairobi in september 2011. In 2012, he led the launch of the igad drought resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi which. Strengthening drought resilience for smallholder farmers and pastoralists in the igad region djibouti, kenya, sudan, uganda. Ethiopia has steered igad well, more needs to be done. The two sides discussed areas of cooperation and building the capacity of igad in order to fulfill its mandate.
He was reappointed for a second term on 11 july 2012. Regarding some activities on the environment, igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi, the igad biodiversity management programme, the regional pastoral livelihoods resilience project rplrp, the drought resilience and sustainable livelihoods programme drslp and the igad environment impact assessment eia. Communique of the 25th extraordinary session of the igad assembly of heads of state and government on the situation in south sudan. During the th ordinary summit of the igad held in addis ababa on november 29, 2019 sudan was elected to take over the next chairpersonship from ethiopia. Australia, the 2016 edition will be focused on building drought resilience. The declaration of the first resilience summit on ending drought emergencies in the. Igad members are meeting to discuss ways of mitigating extreme weather and food security in the region. He was appointed by the 12th summit of igad heads of state and government that was held on 14 june 2008 in addis ababa, ethiopia. Summit in rome, food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical. On march 21, 2016, president obama signed a presidential memorandum directing federal agencies to build national capabilities for longterm drought resilience. Though he had few financial resources at his disposal, carparelli used his knowledge of water management and drought planningand worked extensively with a comprehensive set of stakeholdersto develop a drought resiliency plan for the beaverhead watershed of montana. Igad summit on drought resilience, kampala, uganda, 24 27 march 2014. Outline of thepresentation igad and drought resilience. This book will aid regional water authorities and other relevant stakeholders interested in governance assessment, whether that context is about water, more specifically about drought or flooding events, or other environmental issues.
Adopting the recommendations of this research the igad second drought resilience summit in 2014 called for strengthening of early warning systems, flexible development funding and factoringin drought risk. Aidf africa summit 2017 interview with farah abdulsamed, igad. Igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi, the igad. Recognizing the need to do things differently, the nairobi summit called for the urgent introduction of innovative sustainable development strategies. Igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative in september 2011, heads of state and governments of the horn and east africa convened at a summit hosted by kenya. This led to the launch of a book on the integration of modern science. The summit called for the establishment of a multidonor trust fund for the igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi giving igad the. The summit directed igad secretariat to coordinate efforts of all stakeholders member states, partners, civil society, private sector, etc in ending drought emergencies in the region.
Drought is one of the root cause of conflict and underdevelopment. Drought resilience and water conservation technical brief. Following reports of the joint monitoring and evaluation commission jmec chairperson on the unfolding situation in south sudan, the latest effort to convene the national dialogue, and consultations with the igad member states, the chairperson of the igad assembly of heads of state and government, h. One notable milestone was the introduction of the intergovernmental authority on development igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi in 2011, which reinforced the old mandate of its predecessor organisation igadd intergovernmental. The 2017 intergovernmental authority on development igad drought resilience summit. He was appointed by the 12th summit of igad heads of state and.
Drought resiliency projects drought response program. The second drought resilience summit wraps up in kampala igad. Igad the role of groundwater in drought resilience in the. Statement of igad council of ministers consultation on. The drought resilience and sustainable livelihoods program. This event whose theme is consolidating the path to resilience and sustainability is the second of its kind. The intergovernmental authority on development igad this morning inaugurated its second annual resilience share fair under the regional organizations drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi in nairobi.
Igad assembly of heads of state and government march 30, 2020 extraordinary summit on covid19. Igad adopts a proactive and holistic approach to end. Strengthening the drought resilience migration nexus in. It was agreed that the igad secretariat establishes a regional platform hereafter referred to as igad regional drought disaster platform. Request for expression of interest intergovernmental. Organized by the intergovernmental authority on development igad the second igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi general. The summit gave birth to the igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi and a number of related initiatives aimed at operationalizing the drought resilience agenda in. At this meeting, the general policy direction in terms of drought vulnerability and resilience was set and igad was tasked with acting on the agreements. Prime minister hailemariam dessalegn, has called for an extraordinary summit of the igad assembly to be held on 12th june 2017 in addis ababa.
Jan 11, 2020 regarding some activities on the environment, igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi, the igad biodiversity management programme, the regional pastoral livelihoods resilience project rplrp, the drought resilience and sustainable livelihoods programme drslp and the igad environment impact assessment eia. The nairobi summit resolved to embark on an igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi to end drought emergencies. Snow drought driven by above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation across the western united states prompted the development of a snow drought page on drought. To raise awareness of the current need to redouble resilience and economic development focused investment in the. The economic impact of prolonged drought is enormous. It succeeded the earlier intergovernmental authority on drought and development igadd, a multinational body founded in 1986 by djibouti, ethiopia, somalia, sudan, uganda and kenya, with a. Embarking on a drought resilience initiative somalia.
Ending drought emergencies in the horn of africa region. Visioning a transformational agenda for the next 5 years is a threeday event to be convened in addis ababa, ethiopia from 28 30 june 2017. The first phase of work on the regional groundwater initiative rgi is being executed with the objective determining to what degree groundwater can contribute systematically and practically to strengthen resilience of drought affected communities in the igad region. Documentation and publication of igad regional good practices booklet further to the implementation of the six pillars of igad drought disaster resilience and sustainability initiative iddrsi capacity building support to the auc on resilience measurement and analysis for the monitoring of the malabo declaration. Drought adaptation and resilience in developing countries. Resilience to food insecurity and malnutrition in karamoja.
Debalkew berhe the igad drought disaster resilience and. Apr 07, 2020 communique of the general assembly igad platform for drought disaster resilience and sustainability in the horn of africa. Assessment of drought impacts and use of early warning climate information for resilience building. Integrating drought mitigation into other community plans ensures consistency, eliminates redundancies, prevents conflicting outcomes, and supports overall drought resilience. Drought policy implementation requires capacitybuilding at the local level to ensure effective interaction between concerned parties. The declaration of the initiative at a joint horn of africa and east africa summit of heads of state and government held in nairobi, kenya on 9th september 2011 and the summit directive for igad to convene a ministerial. The executive secretary of the intergovernmental authority on development igad, dr workneh gebeyehu, yesterday held a video teleconference for the finance ministers of the member states in the footsteps of the igad ministers of health meeting of april 8 and igad virtual summit on covid19 of march 30. The 2017 igad drought resilience summit follows the historic inaugural 2011 summit, which followed a period in 2010 when the horn of africa region witnessed one of the worst droughts in history, which impacted more than 12 million people predominantly from pastoral and agopastoral communities in the region.
The 53 rd igad extraordinary heads of states and governments summit will be held in somalias capital mogadishu tuesday, the first since the bloc was reestablished in 1996 the intergovernmental authority on development in 1996 superseded the intergovernmental authority on drought and development that was founded in 1986 to deal with issues related to drought and. Historically drought has played an integral role in shaping the land and how it was used by indigenous australians, and the early european settlers. Under this element of the program, reclamation will provide funding for projects that will help communities prepare for and respond to drought. Further, there is a need to examine and articulate the economic case for investing more proactively in. Amb maalim announced to his counterpart that there are plans for an igad heads of state and government summit to be held early in 2019 on the subject of drought resilience. Prime minister hailemariam dessalegn, has called for an extraordinary summit of the igad. Faoigad partnering for horn of africa countries drought. We have always been committed and on course for this relationship to continue, he said.848 1053 1389 1399 641 1333 589 440 251 82 270 496 198 1440 1406 1221 230 1141 722 180 772 834 544 991 409 328 168 1266 176 1285 255 544 1311 365 307 891