Promoting effective resilience investments: Delivering peace, agriculture-led growth and socio-economic transformation in the Horn of Africa
This booklet (PDF) from the FAO and IGAD is a compilation of documentation on good practices on resilience at regional level, further to the implementation of the six pillars of IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) in the IGAD region: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. Seventy percent of the IGAD region comprises out of arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) that receive less than 600mm in annual rainfall and which are prone to recurrent droughts. In recent times, the impact of droughts has been compounded by rapid population growth, climate change, conflict and insecurity, and ecological degradation in the ASALs. The region is predominantly inhabited by pastoral and agro-pastoral communities who mostly depend on livestock production and who have limited capacity to cope with the impact of these shocks that often result in disasters and protracted crises. The lessons learnt as well as the challenges met during the implementation of IDDRSI Phase I (2013–2018) are discussed, with a view to informing the implementation of Phase II, endorsed in June 2018, as part of the efforts aimed at ending drought emergencies in the region. Natural resource management, market access and trade, livelihood support, disaster risk management, conflict prevention and institutional strengthening and coordination are all covered.