Building Resilience of Cross-Border Communities Through Diversified Livelihoods

Authors: BORESHA
Date: 2020


Over 350,000 people living in Dolo Ado in Ethiopia, Gedo in Somalia and Mandera in Kenya; commonly known as the Mandera Triangle are faced with widespread poverty. The main source of livelihood of the people in these places is pastoralism and it has faced tremendous challenges over the years due to adverse weather conditions. The three areas however have very close cultural, economic and social ties.

The study thus focuses on how BORESHA has progressively established transformative processes at micro levels to enhance the cross-border socio-economic integration and support resilience in the fragile and underdeveloped borderland areas between Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.