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Evidence for the contribution of WASH to Nutrition outcomes, particularly reducing stunting, has been growing over the last 5 years. The WASH and Nutrition toolkit emerged from consultations with WASH and Nutrition professionals, both within and outside of UNICEF, to learn about their experiences and draw out the good practices on integrated WASH and Nutrition […]

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2015 – 2016, Addis Ababa & Nairobi CHC facilitated a number of events in Nairobi and Addis Ababa with the USAID led Horn of Africa (HoA) Joint Planning Cell (JPC) in 2015 and 2016. The events were utilized to ascertain lessons learnt from previous resilience programmes and to develop frameworks to better integrate resilience programming […]

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January – December 2017. Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria This study considers the constraints on data collection and analysis in humanitarian emergencies and the effects this has on outcome recommendations. The reports uses four cases, Yemen, Somali , Nigeria and South Sudan, and suggests means of ensuring the independence and objectivity of data collection […]

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Introduction Africa’s drylands – arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas – are home to half the population of Africa and are vulnerable to multiple threats (Cervigni and Morris 2016). Three-quarters of Africa’s agricultural land is on drylands, but climate variability, poor infrastructure, land degradation, conflict, and political marginalization constitute major challenges to drylands. Frequent and […]

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June, 2015 Rift Valley Institute Director of CHC, Nancy Balfour presented to attendees of the prestigious Rift Valley Institute a detailed overview of the history of humanitarian aid on the Horn of Africa and asks how new are some of our current ways of thinking?

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The Objectives. CHC with partners, Global Emergency Group (GEG), conducted a Real-Time Evaluation of UNICEF’s drought response in Kenya with the overall purpose of strengthening both UNICEF’s current and future programming based on real-time feedback and learning. This evaluation focused primarily on WASH, Nutrition and Health in the drought-affected counties of Garissa, Tana River, Marsabit, […]

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March 2018, South Sudan Nancy Balfour, Director of CHC, developed a strategy for Action Against Hunger in South Sudan that is expected to guide programming for a period of 3 years. In the highly dynamic socio-political situation in the country, strategies should be re-examined and revised at regular intervals. The strategy is based on four […]

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Background to the approach The Centre for Humanitarian Change (CHC) facilitated approach to adult learning is based on an experiential learning model in which the partners are facilitated to learn from their own experience in programmes under the preceding IRF rounds. From reflection and analysis on these experiences, the partners are facilitated to identify what […]

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Introduction The current drought situation in Somalia has been reminiscent of the conditions preceding the 2010 – 2011 famine crisis. In that period lack of rainfall, failed harvests, political conflict and poor accountability of the government to the population all led to severe food insecurity. It is estimated that the deaths of between 242,300 and […]

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Director of CHC, Nancy Balfour, worked in partnership with Mercy Corps Kenya to develop a strategy for their programming in the Arid and Semi – Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya. This is a contributory framework to the overall country program and is intended to be implemented using a resilience approach and adapted to the risk […]

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