Insights from the field: John Mutua on ‘grounded’ data

Insights from the field: John Mutua on ‘grounded’ data

In January and February 2024, Observatory PhD student John Mutua travelled to Meru County in Kenya as part of his research on quantifying livestock diets in Kenya. Here, he reflects on his visit. Images: Pasture and Napier grass form the main components of the diet...
Data-driven early warning, prediction and analysis for food security action in East Africa

Data-driven early warning, prediction and analysis for food security action in East Africa

Despite years of progress in early warning systems for East Africa and excitement around the potential of early action to reduce human suffering, there has not been significant use of early action in the region. It is not clear if this incongruity reflects issues with...
Introducing Jameel Observatory student – Susan Njambi-Szlapka

Introducing Jameel Observatory student – Susan Njambi-Szlapka

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...
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...