Africa Aware: IGAD’s evolution

H.E. Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), highlights efforts by the regional body to improve stability and further integration.

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H.E. Dr Workneh Gebeyehu

Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Yusuf Hassan

Former Parliamentary, Media and Outreach Officer, Africa Programme

Countries in the Horn of Africa face interlinked challenges to their stability including conflict, resource contestation and cross-border divisions.

These complex issues are exacerbated by the impacts of climate change and the competing interests of external actors.

On this episode of Africa Aware, the executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, highlights efforts by the regional body to improve stability and further integration.

Dr Workneh provides his insights into reforms within IGAD, following the adoption of a new treaty by the regional bloc, and IGAD-African Union efforts to bring an end to the war in Sudan.