Pastoralism and food systems in East Africa and the Arab world

Pastoralism and food systems in East Africa and the Arab world

A new ‘Community Jameel x Afikra COP28 podcast’ features the Observatory’s Guyo Malicha Roba in conversation with Rami Zurayk of the American University of Beirut and Nader Diab of Community Jameel. Recorded for COP28, the three explore how pastoralists contribute to...
Fighting hunger and malnutrition in the face of climate change

Fighting hunger and malnutrition in the face of climate change

Jameel Observatory’s Guyo Malicha Roba joined Impact Room podcast host Maysa Jalbout to discuss hunger and malnutrition and what philanthropy can do to mitigate contributing factors such as climate change and provide longer-term funding to address systemic...
Action research on challenge questions the focus of Observatory’s second year

Action research on challenge questions the focus of Observatory’s second year

In its second year the Observatory moved from establishment and agenda-setting to implementing a portfolio comprising action research by young scholars (both PhD students and post-doctoral scientists), impact collaborations on nutrition data and community-led early...
Early action gets aid to communities before the vultures arrive

Early action gets aid to communities before the vultures arrive

People in drylands sometimes associate humanitarian aid workers with vultures – noticing that they arrive around the same time when animals have already died and the response is too late. A more promising approach is to anticipate droughts and other shocks,...