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...
Call for Proposals: Short-term research on food security early action in East Africa drylands

Call for Proposals: Short-term research on food security early action in East Africa drylands

The Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action seeks proposals from individuals or organizations to carry out short-term ‘actionable’ research on food security early action in pastoral areas of East Africa. We seek proposals from interested researchers or...
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...
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...