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 second face to face CoP meeting in May 2023 reviewed progress and set priorities for our action 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 co-published reports that updated the evidence base on anticipatory actions and responses to drought in the Horn of Africa: