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Strengthening Drought Resilience for Small Holder Farmers and Pastoralists in the IGAD Region (Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda)

IGAD Region (Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda)

The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

Titre : Strengthening Drought Resilience for Small Holder Farmers and Pastoralists in the IGAD Region (Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda)

Country : IGAD Region (Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda)

Date approbation : 10/11/2019 Duration:4 years

Présentation
The IGAD member states face severe water constraints and prolonged droughts. Between 60- 70 percent of the land area in the IGAD region consists of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands that receive less than 600mm of rainfall annually (IGAD 2013)2 . Moreover, the region faces illicit activities such as deforestation and poor agricultural practices that lead to reduced water retention capacities, surface runoffs and soil cover losses. The dominant livelihood of the people in the region is agriculture, mainly dominated by smallholder farmers and pastoralists or semi pastoralist production systems. The causes for vulnerability in the region include low adaptive capacity by communities to droughts, inadequate innovative adaptation actions to droughts, poor early warning systems and inadequate knowledge and skills in drought management. The impacts of droughts in the region have been manifested in the form of acute water constraints, significantly reduced precipitation levels and drying up of rivers. The effects of droughts have had destructive impacts on the region’s economy, ecosystems and community livelihoods. Smallholder farmers and pastoralists in Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda have been most affected due to their limited coping mechanisms. GWPEA is collaborating with IGAD and governments of these countries through the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) and the Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) to enhance drought resilience in the region. The proposed project will build on the existing initiatives and establish new mechanisms to address drought related challenges in the region through facilitating investments in early warning systems, building the capacity of targeted stakeholders, supporting innovative adaptation actions and enhancing knowledge management and skills.

Implementing Entity : Sahara and Sahel Observatory
Executing Entity : Regional level : Global Water Partnership Eastern Africa (GWPEA) hosted by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) secretariat ; National level : National Project Management Units NPMUs) [Djibouti] Directorate of Rural Hydraulics, [Kenya] Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, [Sudan] Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity, [Uganda] Ministry of Water and Environment

Financement  : Grant Amount : USD 13,079,540

Adaptation Fund

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