Enhancing community early warning systems in the Horn of Africa – impact collaboration

Enhancing community early warning systems in the Horn of Africa – impact collaboration

Our new impact collaboration aims to create more demand-responsive early warning systems tailored to community needs – through a focus on communication methods and content effectiveness. In May 2023, we called for organizations to join us in an in an impact...
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’...
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...
Anticipatory action in the drylands – bringing pastoralist knowledge to the fore

Anticipatory action in the drylands – bringing pastoralist knowledge to the fore

Drought has long been a characteristic feature of Africa’s drylands. Pastoralists who live in these regions prepare for and manage such times of scarcity in diverse ways, deploying their networks, skills and multiple forms of information to strategically navigate a...
Integrating community knowledge to advance anticipatory action

Integrating community knowledge to advance anticipatory action

Early warning systems (EWS) and anticipatory action (AA) are two elements of an approach to support local communities and individuals affected by shocks, such as droughts, before they become a crisis. However, in many instances, the very communities and individuals...