Strengthen synergies and sustain the management and control of Desert Locusts and other Transboundary Pests in the IGAD region
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is implementing an Inter-Regional Platform for the Sustainable Management of Desert Locusts and other Trans-Boundary Pests project with a three year fund from the World Bank. The grant is part of the World Bank's Emergency Locust Response Program Phase 3 (SSELRP) and is expected to run until August 2024. The overall goal of the Platform is to strengthen synergies, sustained management and control of desert locusts and other transboundary pests in the IGAD region.
The platform will be extended not only to IGAD member states, but to all countries affected by the desert locusts and other trans-boundary pests. Operationalization of the platform will be conducted in partnership with the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) and the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC).
Our Areas of Work
Provide a forum for regional solidarity for the management of Desert Locusts, Quelea birds, Africa Army Worm and Fall Army Worm
The platform brings together and provide a forum for regional solidarity for the management of desert locust and other trans-boundary pests for the representatives of the different partners and stakeholders including IGAD member states, affected neighboring non-IGAD countries, other partners, and the IGAD Secretariat and its specialized Institutions,
Provide a platform
The project serves as a platform which priorities and possible interventions aimed at achieving the objectives of the locust management campaign and other trans-boundary pests are collectively discussed and deliberated,
Supporting Technical Actors
The Inter-Regional Platform for the Sustainable Management of Desert Locusts and other Trans-Boundary PestsServe as a technical body to coordinate the formulation of plans, review progress, discuss challenges, provide information, and promote actions related to the management of the pests
Promoting Regional Cooperation through Coordination
The main goal of the project is to promote regional cooperation and coordination and support strengthening of national capacity in locust management; survey and monitoring operations; program development and implementation; mitigation, preparedness, early warning and timely control, and impact assessments to inform policy and decision making.