This week, from March 17-20, members from seven of our 17 Global Resilience Challenge teams will meet in Nairobi, Kenya at our first Regional workshop. The teams, whose projects are all focused in the Horn of Africa or the Sahel, will be meeting to discuss the broad scale of resilience and how best to incorporate innovation, technology, assessment tools, partnerships and more into their resilience projects.
The teams will also be working directly on the Global Resilience Challenge, working together to think critically about their project design, testing their assumptions, discussing vulnerabilities and interdependencies and refining their problem statements based on those discussions.
Global Resilience Partnership Executive Sponsors, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), will have representatives present to be a further resource as teams collaborate and discuss the serious resilience challenges of the region.
Representatives from the following teams will be in attendance at the workshop:
- “Resilient Rural Livelihoods in Ecologically Fragile Drylands of the Sahel,” Groundswell International
- “Integrated Landscape Management for Resilience in the Horn of Africa,” Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre & Network
- “Connecting Roads, Water and Livelihoods for Resilience,” MetaMeta Research
- “Mitigating Pastoralists’ Risk: Livestock Trade in the Horn of Africa,” Mercy Corps
- “Linking Social and Financial Capital to Enhance Resilience of Agro-Pastoral Communities (LEAP) in Niger and Mali,” Mercy Corps
- “Dialling up resilience: Mobilising ICTs to enhance bottom-up resilience measurement, programming and governance in the Horn of Africa,” Overseas Development Institute
- “Meteorological Early Warning Systems to Build Resilience to Acute Climate‐Induced Shocks,” Stichting TAHMO
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