Dryland resilience and early action – next generation research shaping up

Dryland resilience and early action – next generation research shaping up

At this week’s third community of practice meeting, early career researchers from the Observatory and partners shared insights into their ongoing research, interacting with groups of meeting participants in a ‘bus stop’ exercise. Link below to the...
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...
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...
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...
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...