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Communiqué of the consultative meeting of IGAD Member States on the current drought situation in the region

Ministers and Commissioners responsible for Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Affairs drawn from Member States of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) held a Consultative Meeting on 31st March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss measures to deal with the current drought situation. 

Now the Ministers and Commissioners, as well as the partners do hereby agree to:

-Scale-up immediate delivery of humanitarian assistance to drought-affected populations in order to save lives, protect livelihoods and livestock-based assets, whilst enhancing access and removing all impediments to response and recovery efforts;

-Develop policies and strategies that mainstream drought response, recovery and resilience into development programmes through their annual budget allocation to mitigate drought emergencies and other disasters as well as to strengthen institutional capacities;

-Strengthen regional, national and sub-national drought response coordination, as well as support integrated cross-border management across the region;

-Adopt a New Way of working to address the underlying causes of vulnerabilities of the populations to recurrent shocks and stresses that focus on building resilience of communities and seeking durable solutions, and;

-Harmonise data and information management platforms on drought to improve responsive planning and investment.

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management
  • Hazards:Drought
  • Countries/Regions:Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/52610

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