As part of the activities of the Digital for Development (D4D) Hub, the EU is collaborating with Germany, the Horn of Africa Initiative (HoAI), Expertise France (EF) and the Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (FIIAPP).
The Horn of Africa Initiative (HoAI) was launched in October 2019 by the governments of Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea to identify and harmonise regional approaches to address common challenges in the region. The seven current member states of the Initiative, including Sudan (which joined in May 2021) and South Sudan as the newest member (which joined in May 2022), set ambitious targets for a coordinated regional approach to issues of regional connectivity and infrastructure, economic integration and employment promotion, as well as resilience building and human capacity development.
The multi-donor project "Initiative for Digital Government and Cybersecurity" (IDGC) is co-funded by the European Union and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It aims to help selected member states in the Horn of Africa region, namely Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti, to improve the delivery of public sector services through enhanced and secure digital channels. While the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (FIIAPP) lead the eGovernment efforts, Expertise France (EF) focuses on cybersecurity.
Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia.
Digitalisation and connectivity
Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation
Start - 01/01/2022
End - 01/03/2025
GIZ, Expertise France