Intergovernmental Authority on Development

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Subject (Course): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  2. IGAD region (East Africa): Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.
  3. Challenges and opportunities in the IGAD region
  4. Regional processes and alliances
  5. IGAD Partners Forum (IPF)
  6. IGAD Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-IGAD)
  7. History of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  8. Economic Cooperation and Social Development.
    - International Trade, Industry, and Tourism.
    - Transport and Communications.
    - Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

The objectives of the subject “Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)” are the following:

  1. To understand the purposes and institutions of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  2. To assess the benefits for member countries and areas of cooperation (economic, social)
  3. To analyse the process of regional economic integration and trade among the member countries of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Subject “The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)” is studied…
  1. Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters of business (e-learning): International Business (MIB), Sub-Saharan Africa, Frontier Markets, International Relations,
  3. Course Doing Business in East Africa

Languages of study: En or Es IGAD Fr IGAD Pt IGAD

Credits of the subject “The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)”: 0.1 ECTS

Sample of the subject - Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD):
Intergovernmental Authority on Development

We Trust in Africa

Subject Description: IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development).

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region extends over an area of 5.2 million square kilometres comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.

  1. Eritrea was suspended in 2007.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) comprises countries with majorities of:

  1. Christians: Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda.
  2. Muslims: Djibouti, Somalia, and Sudan.
  3. Eritrea has the same proportion of Muslims than Christians.

The population of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region is 200 millions of people (3% of the world's people) and is the recipient of 40% of the entire global food aid.

The economic pillar of the region is agriculture, both livestock and crop production that supplies the basis for food supplies and export earnings as well as employment by more 80% of the population.

  1. The contribution of industries to the national economies is 15-20% on average.
  2. IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) member economies produce similar commodities, for this reason, the level of intra-state international trade remain low and markets are neither inter-dependent nor inter-linked.
  3. Globalisation trends on the World economy pose both defiance and opportunities for the sustainable development of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development region.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will also take an active part in Africa, the Caribbean, Pacific and the European Union negotiations together with the follow-up of the implementation of the RSP/RIP for Eastern Africa regional organisations under the Cotonou Agreement (European Union).

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

IGAD Africa

Trans-African corridors in the IGAD region:

  1. Northern Corridor
  2. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor

African Northern Corridor


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