FAO Sub- Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA

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Regional Launch of EC funded

Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in the Horn of Africa
Zen Garden 23 February 2011

Introduction to the project Zen Garden 23 February 2011 Jurjen Draaijer Regional Livestock Officer FAO Sub-regional emergency office for eastern and central Africa .Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional Launch of EC funded Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in the Horn of Africa .FAO Sub.

national and local institution and donor coordination • Focus on emergency response with little development efforts • Slow responses to alerts .Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA Root causes of vulnerability of pastoral communities • Fragile ecosystems exacerbated by climatic shocks • Rapid population growth with limited alternative livelihood options • Economic policy environment which neglects pastoralism • Conflict and poor governance • Weak infrastructure with few social services • Weak regional.FAO Sub.

Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA Current FAO REOA Pastoralist Program: • Regional Drought Preparedness (ECHO) – – – – – Since 2006 Technical Support to Drought Risk Management Coordination and Information Sharing on DRM Facilitation of Policy dialogue on DRM Support to Drought Preparedness activities in cross-border areas • EC Pastoral Livelihood programme (4. lessons learning .8 m Euro for three years) • SDC Pastoral Field School Programme (two years.FAO Sub. pipeline) – Disaster Preparedness activities – Focus on Pastoral Field Schools.

FAO Sub.880.000 .Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in the Horn of Africa • Duration – 3 years • November 2010 – October 2013 • Led by FAO REOA in collaboration with – – – – – – IGAD Government line ministries Implementing partners IGAD LPI FAO sub-regional office Addis FAO country offices • Total budget: Eur 4.

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FAO Sub.Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA Overall Objective: To contribute to reduced vulnerability of (agro) pastoral communities in the Horn of Africa. . Specific Objective: To strengthen institutional and policy framework affecting resilience of (agro) pastoral communities and the diversification of their livelihoods.

Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA Result 1: Communities are better prepared for disaster .FAO Sub.community planning & action Strengthened coordination of initiatives in pastoral areas at all levels Regional policies / institutions developed in support of pastoralist livelihoods Result 2: Result 3: .

Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA Result 1: Target Communities better prepared for disaster Activity 1.FAO Sub.1 Support CMDRR plans Activity 1.2 Guidelines for engagement with communities in DRM planning Key elements: •Cross-border communities •CMDRR •Pastoral Field Schools •VICOBA •Traditional Institutions .

Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA Result 2: Strengthened coordination 1. Baseline/Assessments Strengthen existing coordination mechanisms Strengthen pastoral civil society groups Improve collection.disasterriskreduction. 5. 4. 3.net .FAO Sub. analysis and dissemination of data / information Improve website and lessons learning Key elements: • Pastoral civil society groups • Data collection / dissemination • www. 2.

Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA .FAO Sub.

3. 5.FAO Sub.Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA Result 3: Regional policies and institutions developed in support of pastoralist livelihoods 1. 2. 4. Support institutional mechanism within IGAD Assess regional and national policies Create regional and national policies and plans for DRM policies beneficial to livestock market systems Disseminating findings Keywords: • Engagement with IGAD / IGAD LPI • Linkages with community level to policies • Livestock policy hubs • Informal livestock trade .

Rehabilitation and Development Discussion Lunch .Regional Emergency Office for eastern & central Africa (REOA) Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists in HoA Agenda: • Community based approaches to DRR – Field Schools – CMDRR – VICOBA • Discussion Coffee break • • • • Institutionalization of community based processes Assessment of Informal livestock trade ECHO: Linking Relief.FAO Sub.

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