ENDORSEMENT OF COOPERATION CHARTER entitled ‘STRENGTHENING COOPERATION BETWEEN THE FIVE EASTERN ETHIOPIA REGIONS’

The Forum of Federations, Ministry of Peace and House of Federation will organize a high-level meeting in order to endorse the charter of cooperation called Strengthening Cooperation between the Five Eastern Ethiopian Regions on June 15, 2019 in Diredawa. The five regions (Oromiya, Somali, Afar, Harari and Dire Dawa).

This event will bring together concerned Federal and Regionals actors, including the presidents of the five eastern regions. Members of the IGR Working Group will present the entire process of the Charter (i.e. methodology and analysis), as well as the main focuses of the charter to the decision makers. After the report is endorsed by the High officials, it will be implemented with a detailed framework, aiming to bring about lasting peace, sustaining rapid development, building a reliable democratic system and enforcing good governance in the five regions.

SENSITIZATION AND AWARENESS RAISING – CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN IGR IN ETHIOPIA.

Following the endorsement of the IGR legal Framework by the House of Federation on June 8, 2019; the Forum of Federations, in collaboration with House of Federation, will organize an awareness raising event on Intergovernmental Relations on June 22, 2019 in Bishoftu. The Law was initially developed by the House of Federation; the FOF made great efforts in the revision of the legislation and provided support in areas of law drafting techniques, gender and environmental integrations. Key stakeholders will attend this awareness raising. The objective of the event is to sensitize and increase awareness of the key stakeholders on the current development in IGR law and IGR in general, including gender equality dimensions to expand inclusiveness, accountability and transparency alike.

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