Objective/Mission

The founding leaders of IGAD were motivated by a vision where the people of the region would develop a regional identity, live in peace and enjoy a safe environment alleviating poverty through appropriate and effective sustainable development programmes. The IGAD Secretariat as the executive body of the Authority was given the mandate to achieve this goal.

Vision:
IGAD to be the premier Regional Economic Community (REC) for achieving peace and sustainable development in the region.

Mission:
Promote regional cooperation and integration to add value to Member States’ efforts in achieving peace, security and prosperity.