Addis Ababa, September 2016
Director of CHC, Peter Hailey facilitated strategic meetings between members of the The Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth in September 2016. This facilitation led to an increased understanding of livelihood dynamics with a focus on off-farm, non-agricultural opportunities, enhanced learning among the Global Alliance members and partners to improve resilience programming in the region and increase collaboration among Global Alliance members and partners.
The meeting brought together a group of experts to consider livelihood dynamics in the Horn of Africa to develop recommendations for programming and policy. The meeting recognized that investments to improve current livelihoods activities (e.g., herding and farming) and funds for social protection programs are essential in enhancing resilience of dryland populations, however these strategies face limitations. Thus, complementary interventions are needed to support the transition to alternative livelihoods that are less sensitive to climate shocks.
The final output of this work was written by technical lead TANGO and highlights some of the key outputs of the meeting including recommendations for future programming