Uncertainty, pastoral knowledge and drought early warning

Uncertainty, pastoral knowledge and drought early warning

Facing recurrent droughts, early warning systems that integrate forecasting, hazard monitoring, disaster risk assessment and preparedness activities have been established across Africa’s drylands. Drawing from a case in northern Kenya, the authors of the article...
Early action research and evidence showcase at our 2024 community of practice

Early action research and evidence showcase at our 2024 community of practice

At last week’s third community of practice meeting, researchers and practitioners from the Observatory and partners shared insights into their ongoing research findings and implications. Link below to the individual presentations and the video recordings....
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...
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’...