Addressing dryland policy disconnects and their effects on pastoralists in Eastern Africa

Addressing dryland policy disconnects and their effects on pastoralists in Eastern Africa

By Rahma Hassan (Tufts), Jackson Wachira (CRDD) and Peter Ballantyne (Jameel Observatory). Facing variability and insecurity due to climate change as well as environmental and human-generated shocks and uncertainties, policies on East Africa’s drylands need a ‘reset’...
Policy and practice disconnects facing pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa

Policy and practice disconnects facing pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa

Speaking at the recent policy convening on policy linkages for effective early warning, anticipatory action, humanitarian response and resilience building in pastoral areas, Ian Scoones of the University of Sussex posed three challenges underlying policy-practice...
Overcoming policy and practice disconnects to build dryland resilience from below

Overcoming policy and practice disconnects to build dryland resilience from below

On 8 February, the Centre for Research and Development in the Drylands, the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action at ILRI and the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University convened a dialogue among researchers, practitioners, and policy shapers to...
CNN interview – Guyo Malicha Roba on drought early action priorities in East Africa

CNN interview – Guyo Malicha Roba on drought early action priorities in East Africa

Eleni Giokos, host of CNN’s ‘Connecting Africa’ programme recently interviewed Jameel Observatory Head Guyo Malicha Roba on the Observatory’s work helping vulnerable communities prepare for the consequences of climate change, drought and food shortages in some of the...
Advancing research on pastoral livelihoods in the face of environmental shocks

Advancing research on pastoral livelihoods in the face of environmental shocks

The Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture in Recurrent and Protracted Crises Programme (SPARC) and the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action are joining together to support research by two post-doctoral fellows working on pastoralism in drought affected...
Rain or shine, community elders seek more attention to drought in Kenya’s drylands

Rain or shine, community elders seek more attention to drought in Kenya’s drylands

Understanding and overcoming disconnects between formal and informal drought and crisis prediction and response systems is central to the Observatory’s challenge question on effective early action at community levels. In early May 2023, we brought together a group of...