HoA-REN aims to improve environmental governance and management in the region and to enhance the development of environmental support sectors such as the promotion of renewable energy and the stimulation of new value chains for sustainable products and services.

The Network’s objectives include:

  • To contribute to natural resources conservation
  • To encourage policies for sustainable use of natural resources and other protection measures
  • To promote trans-boundary collaboration on environmental issues in the Horn of Africa
  • To promote environmental disaster preparedness and mitigation
  • To integrate the local customs and cultures of the region in environmental protection schemes
  • To promote equitable natural resource benefit sharing; and
  • To establish sustainable financial mechanisms for the Network.