Ms. Fathia Alwan (IGAD). Ms Alwan is the Director for Health and Social Development of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) as of 1 st May 2017. Prior to that (between 2005 and April 2017) Ms Alwan served as Program Manager of the Health and Social Development of IGAD. She started her career at IGAD as a Desk Officer for Health but over the years she managed to expand the program to include a wide-range of the social development sector: health, social protection, youth, population and development, migration, education, including science, technology and innovation; culture and sports. She is a visionary committed and enabling leader who has transformed IGAD from a predominantly agriculture and security-focused entity to an institution committed to the promotion of broad-based social development programs.