The event is organized by IGAD in collaboration with the Republic of Djibouti and FAO and funded by the European Union (EU-TCF). It will host about 80 participants, including 20 international and regional thematic experts, and 60 multidisciplinary delegates from IGAD member states. It will target policymakers, leaders and champions from:
- Ministries, Public Agencies and Regional Organisations
- International and national Non-Governmental Agencies
- Science & Research and Training Institutions
- Development and Funding Agencies
- Relevant UN Agencies.