Looking ahead in a crisis – roles for anticipatory action in protracted droughts

Looking ahead in a crisis – roles for anticipatory action in protracted droughts

How and when can development, climate change and humanitarian actors best support households to further protect their livelihoods and wellbeing in the face of repeated or ongoing food crises forecasted to worsen? Funded by the Jameel Observatory for Food Security...
A critical moment for Africa’s Drylands: Building resilient Food Systems

A critical moment for Africa’s Drylands: Building resilient Food Systems

Jameel Observatory partner principals George Richards (Director of Community Jameel) and Appolinaire Djikeng (Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute) just published an op-ed in Farmers Review Africa calling for unified responses to...
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...
Introducing Jameel Observatory student – Abdishakur Diriye

Introducing Jameel Observatory student – Abdishakur Diriye

As part of its matchmaking approach that devises data-driven early action food security solutions for dry areas, the Jameel Observatory supports researchers looking for answers that pastoral communities can use to overcome climate changes. Observatory Students combine...
Response, Recovery, Resilience – how dryland communities manage climate shocks

Response, Recovery, Resilience – how dryland communities manage climate shocks

Last week, at Africa Climate Week, Observatory colleagues and partners shared some of the strategies used by dryland communities as they respond to and recover from droughts and build resilience against future climate and environmental shocks. The conversation was...
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...