IGAD-FAO Partnership Programme (PP) on Building Resilience for (Agro-) Pastoralist Communities


IGAD and FAO will jointly contribute to build resilience of communities in the Horn of Africa’s cross-border areas by addressing marketing and trade, transboundary animal diseases and natural resources management. It will also contribute to strengthen the capacity of IGAD specialized agencies to lead the regional agenda for the improvement of cross-border pastoral livelihoods.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Corno d’Africa
Agricoltura e sicurezza alimentare
Canbiamento climatico ed ambiente
Sviluppo agricolo
Servizi finanziari agricoli
Environmental policy
Ricerca agricola
01.06.2014 - 31.12.2020
CHF 11'500'000
Contesto

Over 30% of the inhabitants of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in the Horn of Africa are pastoralists who depend on livestock for their livelihoods. Their livelihoods and related natural resources have been badly affected by frequent droughts, conflicts, insecurity, overgrazing, bush encroachment, and longstanding marginalization, exposing them to vulnerability and susceptibility to shocks. This is further aggravated by unfavorable policies, poor quality of and access to services and infrastructure, and low investments.
As a result of the devastating 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa, IGAD launched the “IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative” IDDRSI strategy that aims at ending drought emergencies through increased commitment by affected countries and Development Partners to support investments in sustainable development.

Obiettivi

Enhanced resilience to drought resulting in improved food and nutrition security of communities and households in ASAL.

Gruppi target
  • Communities in drought- and conflict-affected cross-border ASAL areas. Vulnerable groups (women, children and youth, elderly & disabled people) are primary targets.
  • Formal / informal groups such as CBOs, farmer/pastoralist associations & cooperatives are among the direct beneficiaries.
  • Actors involved in policy analysis and implementation. These include public institutions of Member States, and in particular decentralized government units (counties, woredas, and districts).
  • Private sector enterprises especially Small and Medium Enterprises; Public-Private-Partnerships.
  • IGAD specialised institutions (ICPALD, ICPAC, CEWARN, ISTVS).
Effetti a medio termine
  • Cross-border communities have enhanced trade opportunities, improved access and control over natural resources, and increased productive capacity.
  • Regional resilience-related policy gaps and priorities are identified and addressed.
  • Access to evidence-based analysis and information leads to improved regional and cross-border development investment decisions.
  • IGAD’s specialized institutions are able to more effectively deliver their mandate.
Risultati

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • Communities develop NRM investment plans and proposals and have the capacity to deliver on those plans. Plans are financed and implemented.
  • Policy gaps and opportunities are identified, analyzed and prioritized. Regional thematic policies are reformulated and developed to address emerging priority gaps.
  • Quality information is produced and is available for a wide stakeholders’ group. Information is produced, lessons learnt and good practices in cross border areas are shared.
  • IGAD’s specialized institutions (ICPALD, ICPAC, CEWARN, ISTVS) strengthened to contribute to developing regional capacity and knowledge on resilience.


Risultati fasi precedenti:  

During the opening phase, the ground wa set for the Partnership Programme. Consultations with stakeholders have taken place, key staff has been identified, and options to set up a Multi-Donor Trust Fund have been examined.


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Instituzione universitaria e di ricerca straniera
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'alimentazione e l'agricoltura
  • Research Organisation of South East


Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

Coordination with the FAO “Institutionalization of the Field School approach” project.
Creation of linkages with other SDC-funded ongoing/new programmes in the region (e.g. K-RAPID, FAO Resilience, SomRep, Drought Resilience in Somali Region & NRM Borana; Joint Utilization River Dawa/ICPALD).
Close synergies with other SDC-funded IGAD programmes.
Ongoing resilience programmes funded or implemented by international partners such as the EU (RESET-Resilience Building in Ethiopia) and USAID (through the PRIME project) in Ethiopia can serve as learning fields for the PP and are important initiatives to coordinate and collaborate with.

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   11'500'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   7'149'986
Fasi del progetto Fase 1 01.06.2014 - 31.12.2020   (Fase in corso)