Djibouti designates members to Regional Task Force on Trade Facilitation

The Ministers of Finance, Infrastructure, and Budget of Djibouti have designated the national members of the HoAI Regional Task Force for Trade Facilitation. The HoAI Task Force for Trade Facilitation is a regional body made up of members from the Ministries of Finance, Trade, Transport and from Customs in five Horn of Africa countries (Djibouti, […]

Article published by the Brookings Institute discussing importance of HOAI

Stability and prosperity in the Horn of Africa is critical for the subregion and for the world. Until quite recently, the Horn of Africa appeared to be on a positive trajectory in the context of strengthened regional relations, political transitions, and encouraging economic growth and poverty reduction trends. For example, a recent analysis has shown that […]

South Sudan signs HoAI joint Ministerial Declaration on Trade

At the 14th Meeting of the HoAI Ministers of Finance held in Washington DC, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of South Sudan, Hon. Dr Dier Tong Ngor, signed the HoAI Joint Ministerial Declaration on Trade Facilitation. South Sudan joins Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in the strategy aimed at achieving a more economically-integrated […]

Day 2 of HoAI Secretariat Officials’ mission to South Sudan

HoAI Secretariat team today (Sept 13, 2022), continued with Day 2 of the onboarding mission in South Sudan. This morning, Trade and Industry Minister, Hon Kuol Athian Mawien, received the HoAI Secretariat led by Team Leader, Iradj Alikhani. In attendance were also the Director General of External Trade at the Ministry, Stephen M.G. Jorbek, and […]

HoAI Secretariat Officials’ Mission in South Sudan

HoAI Secretariat officials led by Team Leader, Iradj Alikhani, (second from right) held a meeting with South Sudan’s acting Under-Secretary for Transport, Anna Gista Duku. The delegation is on a mission in Juba to consult key government stakeholders, on how to mainstream Republic of South Sudan into the HoAI working agenda. In yet another meeting,HoAI […]

Ethiopia hosts EA-RDIP Exchange Workshop

Addis Ababa on September 2, 2022, hosted the 1 st  Eastern Africa Regional Digital Integration Program (EA-RDIP) exchange workshop, bringing together ICT Ministers and experts from Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Sudan.  Somalia’s Communications and Technology Minister, H.E. Jama Hassan Khalif, urged participants to take advantage of digital integration markets, to benefit from the vast opportunities. […]

Kenya and Ethiopia signed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Kenya and Ethiopia have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) establishing a 500-kilo volts transmission line between the two countries. This new power interconnection agreement supported by the African Development Bank, the French Development Agency, and the World Bank, will provide reliable and affordable energy to an estimated 870,000 to 1.4 million Kenyan households of […]

The World Bank Regional Economic Memorandum (REM) for the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa (HoA) holds significant opportunities to boost shared prosperity and eliminate extreme poverty by scaling up cross-border trade, digital innovation, jobs, and economic transformation and overcoming challenges of fragility, conflict, and climate shocks. The Regional Economic Memorandum provides an in-depth analysis of the potential and impediments in regional integration to promote socio-economic […]