Amb. Berhanu urges IGAD to develop early warning, mitigation mechanisms for climate-change-induced challenges
Addis Ababa, February 3, 2023 (FBC) – The 41st Ordinary Meeting of the Intergovernmental Organization on Development (IGAD) Committee of Ambassadors was held in Mombasa, Kenya, on February 2, 2023.
The meeting, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, reviewed and deliberated on the Secretariat’s Action Plan for the year 2023, focusing on program performance and organizational reform.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Djibouti and the IGAD, Berhanu Tsegaye, addressed the committee, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing the recurrent issues of drought and other climate change-induced environmental challenges facing the region.
He stressed the need for the Secretariat to develop early warning and mitigation mechanisms in advance.
Furthermore, Ambassador Berhanu called for continued engagement and cooperation between the Secretariat and its partners to build capacities for responding to migration and internally displaced persons issues in the IGAD region.