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...
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...
Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action to launch Drylands Academy

Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action to launch Drylands Academy

In the face of frequent droughts and other environmental shocks in East Africa there is a growing consensus on the need to act in advance of crises to minimise their effects and support the wellbeing of humans and animals. Anticipatory Action has become the mantra....
Land, Livestock and Livelihoods – Early actions for dryland adaptation and resilience

Land, Livestock and Livelihoods – Early actions for dryland adaptation and resilience

On 6 December 2023, the Observatory joined partners to co-organize a COP28 food systems pavilion session on ‘anticipatory action’ at the intersection of livestock agri-food systems, climate action, land and mobility rights, security, governance and humanitarian...
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...
Introducing Jameel Observatory student – Sirimon Thomas

Introducing Jameel Observatory student – Sirimon Thomas

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...