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Resilience and pastoralism in Africa south of the Sahara, with a particular focus on the Horn of Africa and the Sahel, West Africa | IFPRI Publication

Resilience and pastoralism in Africa south of the Sahara, with a particular focus on the Horn of Africa and the Sahel, West Africa | IFPRI Publication | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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IFPRIKM's curator insight, May 14, 2014 10:31 AM

Recently there has been a great deal of interest in applying the concept of resilience to pastoral systems and to development programs in pastoral systems. This paper addresses pastoralism and its resilience in Africa south of the Sahara, with a primary focus on the Horn of Africa and some contrast to West African examples. It begins with an overview of the realities of contemporary pastoralism in this area that highlights social, economic, and political challenges and opportunities. It then focuses on the concept of resilience and its applications in the specific context of pastoral production systems. After discussing the general appeal of resilience for analyzing these systems, the paper illustrates specific elements of pastoralism that enhance or constrain household‐level resilience.

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USAID Integrates Humanitarian, Development Aid for Resilience

USAID Integrates Humanitarian, Development Aid for Resilience | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Oxfam has called the new USAID guidance on building resilience to recurrent crises "a breakthrough" in linking short-term humanitarian responses with longer-term development programming. "The new USAID guidance comes at a critical juncture when the world is looking more deeply than ever at how to assist people and their societies withstand and recover from a growing number of natural disasters."

 

The need to build resilience in the Horn of Africa was highlighted when African leaders meeting in September 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, called for a new way to address recurrent crisis in the region due to drought and conflict. Those events affected some 13 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda, according to the UN World Food Programme.

 

In response, in April 2012 USAID and African and international development partners met in Nairobi to establish the Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth in the Horn of Africa. In June, USAID convened the group's first meeting in Geneva.

 

The following month, the European Union led the founding of the Global Alliance for Resilience in the Sahel that will work closely with the Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth in the Horn of Africa.

 

"Through building resilience, we can help prevent that desperation, save lives, and create the conditions where families and communities can prosper." [Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator]


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Overview of new FAO knowledge on adaptation and mitigation option

Food Security and Climate Change Ways forward for strengthening resilience and building synergies between adaptation and mitigation Overview of new FAO knowledg

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Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis: USAID Policy and Program Guidance

Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis: USAID Policy and Program Guidance | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced the launch of the Agency’s first-ever policy and program guidance on Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis during an event in Washington DC.

 

USAID seeks to achieve specific results to build resilience for vulnerable populations: increased adaptive capacity; improved ability to address and reduce risk as well as mitigate and recover from shocks and stresses; and improved social and economic conditions. Over the long-term, USAID intends for these efforts to collectively contribute to reduced humanitarian need.


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