The products and services created from raising livestock support the health and well-being of millions of people in rural communities across the globe. However, natural and man-made disasters can disrupt, and even devastate, the businesses and households that depend on livestock. In many cases, the nature of the response to such disasters not only makes the difference between set-back and failure, but also sets the stage for longer-term development.
Participants learned how to design, implement and assess programming in emergency and non-emergency settings in this two-part event:
Part I: A fully revised Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Handbook was unveiled and discussed. LEGS are the international guidelines and standards for livestock interventions that assist people affected by humanitarian crises.
Part II: Recommendations from a recent evaluation showcased how to develop and implement successful Community Animal Health Worker (CAHWs) programs in East Africa.
The event was hosted by the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, which, with other donors, funded both phases of LEGS development.
Highlights from the seminar:
Julie March, Andy Catley and Andrew Bisson discuss the background, context and objectives of the manual.
Emma Jowett discusses the Participatory Response Identification Matrix (PRIM).