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News article29 June 20171 min read

Signing of cross-border programme for better collaboration, integration and inter-connectivity between Kenya and Ethiopia


This Saturday 21st January a project aimed at enhancing collaboration for the development of cross-border areas in the IGAD region was launched in Addis Ababa, financed by the EU Trust Fund for Africa. The total project amount of €63.9 million, of which €400,000 is funded by UNDP, will support planned activities along four cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan. Aligned with the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience & Sustainability Initiative(link is external), the project Collaboration in Cross-Border Areas will seek innovative approaches to make these borderlands more stable and prosperous.

By supporting national and local governments as well as local communities and the private sector across border areas, as well as through investment in conflict prevention, cross-border trade and private sector development, this project aims to improve and diversify livelihoods and allow shared natural resources to be better managed. Through this support, people living in these cross-border areas – and particularly vulnerable groups such as displaced persons, children and women – will have better prospects and a greater sense of belonging, as well as shared interests across communities and borders.

For more information: IGAD press release


Publication date
29 June 2017
  • Strengthening resilience of communities
  • GIZ
  • United Nations Development Programme

Programmes in the region