The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a seven-country regional intergovernmental organisation in Africa, headquartered in Djibouti City. It includes governments from the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia); the Nile Valley (Sudan and South Sudan); and the African Great Lakes (Kenya and Uganda).

IGAD is partnering with the Cities and Migration programme in the CRRF: Inclusive Urban Development and Mobility Regional Network and Dialogue initiative.

IGAD has played an important role in supporting the delivery of the CRRF in the Horn of Africa. The Nairobi Declaration on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees and Reintegration of Returnees in Somalia approved on 25 March 2017 forms the basis of IGAD’s regional approach. The Nairobi Declaration was originally formulated to address the protracted situation of Somali refugees, but it has since been extended to cover all refugee situations in the region.

The seven IGAD countries host 70% of Africa’s refugee population, with over 8 million IDPs and 4 million refugees and asylum seekers displaced from conflicts and climate change.