Building Resilient Market Systems in the Cross-border Drylands of the IGAD Region

Project title:

Building Resilient Market Systems in the Cross-border Drylands of the IGAD Region

Start Date:


End Date:


Project Location:

IGAD Cluster 1 (Karamoja)

Cross-border cluster:

IGAD Cluster 1 (Karamoja)

Priority Intervention areas (PIAs):

PIA 2: Market Access, Trade and Financial Services

PIA 3: Enhanced Production & Livelihood Diversification

PIA 4: Disaster Risk Management, Preparedness & Effective Response

PIA 7: Coordination, Institutional Strengthening & Partnerships

Lead Organization:

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Collaborating organizations:

Implementing specialised institutes include the IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD); IGAD Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) and the IGAD)Food Security, Nutrition and Resilience Analysis Hub (IFRAH)

Financial sources:

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Project description:

This proposal builds on previous efforts by the IDDRSI Platform to support and coordinate activities that will contribute to building drought resilience through a market system approach. The proposed actions will take place in two priority cross-border areas that have been identified for implementation of an integrated cluster approach: Cluster 1 - Karamoja (Uganda-Ethiopia-Kenya-South Sudan) and Cluster 2– Mandera (Kenya-Somalia-Ethiopia). The overall strategic objective of this proposal is to build resilient communities through strengthening market systems in the IGAD region. Investing in strengthened market systems is expected to improve resilience to shocks and stresses through increased income, improved production systems, increased food availability and diversity and livelihood diversity. This will contribute to the overall goal of IDDRSI, which is, “Drought disaster resilient communities, institutions and ecosystems in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of the IGAD region achieved by 2027”.

The expected outcomes are:

● Outcome 1: Increased cross-border agricultural trade ● Outcome 2: Domestication and utilization of regionally harmonized trade policies


Christine Bukana/KM Coordinator/christine.bukania(at)


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