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IGAD senior ministers and development partners have released a communiqué reaffirming their commitment to the initiative to end drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa.
IGAD ministers responsible for agriculture, livestock, water resources, environment, arid lands and drought disaster management held a joint meeting with high level development partners in Nairobi on 4 April.
The objective of the meeting was to review the progress made since the Joint Horn of Africa and East Africa Summit held in September 2011 and to secure the commitment of the global community to build drought resilience and growth.
IGAD ministers and their partners have, among others, agreed to further strengthen coordination, harmonisation and alignment of development assistance related to resilience and to commit to new and proactive approaches to end drought emergencies in the region.