Launch of the IGAD-LPI-SDC project “Support to mainstreaming land governance in the IGAD programmes,” and related events
Monday, February 16, 2015 to Thursday, February 19, 2015

The three-year project “Support to mainstreaming land governance in the IGAD programmes” was jointly developed by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The project will enhance the capacity of the LPI and the IGAD Secretariat to facilitate and monitor the implementation in IGAD region of the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges, and mainstream land governance issues in programmes and activities of the IGAD Secretariat. The project launch and related events comprise a series of activities to be conducted from 16 to 19 February 2015, in Djibouti, as follows:

- Project launch and planning activities - 16 and 17 February 2015;

- Project Steering Committee meeting - 18 February 2015; and

- Inter-RECs meeting - 19 February 2015.

The events will bring together about 50 participants representing the African Union Commission, IGADMemberStates, various institutions partnering with IGAD and the LPI, civil society organization, and the media.