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Strategic Objective

To contribute towards enhancing the livelihoods of the people of the region so as to mitigate climate-related risks and disasters.


The functions of the Centre include:

  1. Climate monitoring, data management and climatology
  2. Climate diagnostics, prediction and early warning
  3. Climate applications
  4. Capacity building
  5. Environmental monitoring
  6. Disaster risk management
  7. Dissemination and awareness raising
  8. Applied research
  9. Developing partnerships

About us

The Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) is prone to extreme climate events such as droughts and floods. These extreme events have severe negative impacts on key socio-economic sectors of all the countries in the sub-region. In 1986, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda formed the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) to mitigate against the effects of recurring droughts and other natural disasters. To operationalize IGADD, in 1989...Download our profile

Member Countries

The Centre is responsible for eight IGAD member countries namely: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda as well as Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania.


To be a world-class centre of excellence in climate services for sustainable development in the Greater Horn of Africa.


Foster climate services and knowledge to enhance community resilience for prosperity in the Greater Horn of Africa.

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