List of IGAD Member Countries
- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development which was founded in 1986.
- The latter was formed to deal with issues related to drought and desertification in the Horn of Africa.
The following are the current member states of IGAD:
8. South Sudan
Also read: List of All European Union (EU) Members
IGAD Founder Members
- Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda founded IGADD (1986) to battle drought and secure the development of the region.
- Eritrea later joined in 1993 after its independence.
- South Sudan also joined in 2011 following its achievement of Independence.
Also read: List of All COMESA Member Countries
What is common about IGAD members?
- The countries have a collective 70% arid and semi-arid land within their territories.
- The mission of IGAD is to assist and complement the efforts of the member States to achieve, through increased cooperation;
- Food security and environmental protection
- Peace and security
- Economic cooperation and integration in the region.