GAD, ICPAC and WFP Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa concluded a workshop starting from August 4 to 8 t 2014 by discussing methods and tools for incorporating climate change into food security and livelihoods analysis. The workshop has also looked at how the analysis can inform climate change adaptation programmers. In addition, stakeholders’ information needs has been discussed.
The IGAD region covers an area of 5.2 million km2, has a population of more than 240 million people and is endowed with a considerable range of natural resources, with a huge potential for a variety wealth creation and progress.
About 70% of the IGAD region comprises arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) that receive less than 600mm in annual rainfall and are characterized by recurrent drought.
Over the years, severity and frequency of droughts have been increasing and desertification, land degradation, global warming and related climate change phenomena exacerbated it
Since its inception in 2012/2013, considerable progress has been made on various fronts in the implementation of IDDRSI throughout the IGAD region, with a number of achievements having been recorded, including the following:
This independent Mid Term Review of the implementation of the first Phase (2013-2017) of the IDDRSI Strategy, is part of the commitment of IGAD Member States and Partners to generate solid evidence for the progress of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative Strategy (2013 – 2027)
This third edition of the Resilience Focus magazine has been produced in collaboration with the Drylands Learning and Capacity Building Initiative (DLCI), an independent regional resource and facilitation organisation based in Kenya.
The Resilience Focus magazine aims at providing a platform for sharing views and experiences between and among planners, facilitators, practitioners and beneficiaries of the IGAD Drought Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI).
This report was produced by the Resilience Analysis Unit (RAU) and prepared by the RAU technical team composed of: Cinzia Papavero (WFP), Eugenie Reidy (UNICEF), Saif Abdelrhman (IGAD), Francis Opiyo (UNDP), Kassim Farah (IGAD), Tesfaye Beshah (FAO), RAU Technical Coordinator.