April 4, 2018, Did you know that IGAD was created in 1996 to protect U.S interest in East Africa after U.S was defeated by Somalia? When U.S evaded Somalia in 1993, then U.S siezed the opportunity to change the name to fulfiled what they did not acheived against Somalia
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development was established in 1996. It succeeded the earlier Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD), a multinational body founded in 1986 by Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, with a focus on development and environmental control.
The fact about IGAD is that it was known as IGADD when it was first founded in 1986 but in 1996 U.S changed the name to IGAD