Collaboration in Cross-Border Areas of the Horn of Africa Region


The overall objective of the action is to prevent and mitigate the impact of local conflict in these borderland areas, and to promote economic development and greater resilience. This will include investments in conflict management and resolution capacities; enhancing and diversifying livelihoods, including livestock, agriculture and fisheries; strengthening basic service delivery; natural resource management; and promoting cross-border trade and private sector development

The programme was officially launched January 2017 during an IGAD extra ordinary General Assembly.

Main objectives

The specific objectives are:
• To prevent local conflict and mitigate its impact;
• To promote economic and private sector development, and greater resilience, particularly among vulnerable groups (e.g. youth, women, displaced people);
• To ensure effective trans-boundary cooperation and coordination of cross-border initiatives.

Adoption date
EUTF contribution
EUR 63 500 000
GIZ, United Nations Development Programme, Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Kenya (Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera), Ethiopia (Somali, Oromia, Amara, Benshangul-Gumaz, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples), Sudan (Kassala, Gedaref, Blue Nile), Somalia (Gedo)
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Ethiopia-Kenya Cross-border Omo Delta Project: NGO partners hold meeting in Addis Ababa EU Delegation Ethiopia
NEWS | 30 July 2018

Ethiopia-Kenya Omo Delta Cross-border Project: NGO partners hold meeting in Addis Ababa

From 18 to 24 July 2018, representatives from Kenya and Ethiopia of the 6 NGOs implementing the project "Omo Delta" met in Addis Ababa to discuss and validate the baseline survey undertaken in the project area Turkana and Marsabit in Kenya and South Omo and Bench Maji in Ethiopia. The...

NEWS | 02 March 2018

Collaboration in Cross-Border Areas of the Horn of Africa Region

The European Union promotes resilience and economic development in cross-border areas in the Horn of Africa - including Omo Valley-Turkana.

On 21-22 February 2018, all partners of the consortium met in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) to coordinate and plan the implementation of the "Omo Delta Project", one of the 7 initiatives...

NEWS | 29 June 2017

Signing of cross-border programme for better collaboration, integration and inter-connectivity between Kenya and Ethiopia

This Saturday 21st January a project aimed at enhancing collaboration for the development of cross-border areas in the IGAD region was launched in Addis Ababa, financed by the EU Trust Fund for Africa. The total project amount of €63.9 million, of which €400,000 is funded by UNDP, will support planned activities...