What we do


In April 2022, we held our first community of practice meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. With participants, we identified five challenge questions to guide and frame the Observatory’s research, learning and other activitiesOur face to face meetings in May 2023 and May 2024 reviewed progress and set priorities for our actionable research on these questions.

To advance our agenda under each challenge question, we have initiated different activities, including impact collaborations, capacity development, and advanced research projects; we also engage with partners in other pragmatic collaborations where joining forces can make a difference and by convening or contributing to dialogues on the issues driving our work.

We publish and co-published articles and reports that update the evidence base on anticipatory actions and responses to drought in the Horn of Africa: