In 2011, the Horn of Africa faced the worst drought it had seen in 60 years. While we can't prevent these cyclical droughts, we can build community resilience to lessen their impacts. As such, recent efforts have focused on how country, regional level and donor programming can better align to enhance resilience in this vulnerable region.
This event will provide Feed the Future stakeholders with updates on the following five efforts:
- USAID’s process for linking humanitarian assistance and development programs to enhance resilience in the Horn
- Recent African leadership efforts, including the Government of Kenya-hosted September summit of IGAD and EAC ministers and heads of state focusing on long-term solutions to drought and famine
- USAID’s and World Bank’s joint program design process focusing on resilience programming in the drylands of Kenya and Ethiopia
- The launch of a technical consortium of research and development partners to support country-level and regional program design
- A conference for high-level development partners to be held March 28-29 in Nairobi entitled Resilience and Growth in the Horn: Enhanced Partnership for Change