Food Security Early Action
The Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action
The Jameel Observatory combines the local knowledge and concerns of communities facing on-the-ground threats of hunger with innovations in data science and humanitarian action; teaming up to devise solutions that can predict, prepare for and overcome climate-related food security and malnutrition challenges in dryland areas.
Living in harsh and often remote environments, the lives and livelihoods of many men, women and children in pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities – such as in the drylands of East Africa are threatened by conflict, insecure land rights, environmental degradation and, increasingly, climate change.
Tomorrow’s food insecurity and malnutrition, however, can be overcome today by early actions and solutions that increase the resilience and adaptive capacities of pastoralist communities.
Launching in Kenya and partnering initially with communities in East Africa, our global community of practice unites data, science and practice for food-secure and resilient lives and livelihoods in drylands worldwide.
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Loss and Damage financing can help African communities with drought
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Why early action?
Key issues on the Observatory agenda
Pastoralists whose lives and livestock rely on seasonal rains in dry lands are among those most threatened by climate change.
What we are doing to advance early action
Through research, dialogue, impact collaboration and communication, we are co-creating early action options and solutions to enhance food security.
How we work with a community of practice
We work with organizations already active in this area, brokering connections and collaboration that complement each others’ expertise, knowledge and data.