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Syllabus of the Subject: Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

  1. Introduction to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  2. History of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  3. IGAD region (East Africa): Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda
  4. Challenges and opportunities in the region of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  5. Regional processes and alliances
  6. IGAD Partners Forum (IPF)
  7. IGAD Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-IGAD)
  8. Economic Cooperation and Social Development
    1. International Trade, Industry, and Tourism
    2. Transport and Communications
    3. 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 the member countries and areas of cooperation (economic, social)
  3. To analyse the process of regional economic integration and trade among the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states
The Subject (e-learning) “Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (EENI- School of Business & HA University):
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Sub-Saharan Africa, Frontier Markets, Economic Relations,
  3. Course: East Africa
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Tertiary Education in Spanish IGAD Autoridad Intergubernamental de Desarrollo Post-secondary Education in French IGAD Autorité intergouvernementale pour le développement Study in Portuguese IGAD Autoridade Intergovernamental para o Desenvolvimento

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

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Description of the Subject (Online Learning): 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 million 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 IGAD region is the 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. The IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) member economies produce similar commodities, for this reason, the level of the intra-state international trade remain low; the 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 East Africa regional organisations under the Cotonou Agreement (European Union).

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

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Trans-African corridors in the IGAD region:

  1. Northern Corridor
  2. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor

African Northern Corridor

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