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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 2000

Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa

Pastoral Environmental Network Horn of Africa PENHA

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa

Pays : Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda

Projet de recherche pour le Développement

DFID Programme : Rural Livelihoods Advisory and Support Services Commission (ASSC)

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Lead Institutes : Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
Managing Institutes : Natural Resources International Limited (NRIL)

Durée : Start Date : 01-04-2000 End Date : 28-02-2001

To participate in the governance of PENHA as an effective channel for development in the Horn of Africa, and ensure its correct functioning under UK law. * To represent DFID interests and thinking, including thinking on livelihoods, to PENHA. * To advise PENHA on opportunities for DFID funding.

This project rose when Dr Morton was invited by the Executive Director of PENHA to join its Board of Directors. PENHA is a small NGO, founded in 1989 by researchers and development workers from the Horn of Africa resident in London, engaged in research and networking for pastoral development in the IGAD countries. After initial growth and achievements in research, networking and raining, it attempted to re-locate its headquarters to Addis Ababa. Following the Ethiopian-Eritrean war, this proved untenable as PENHA’s Executive Director and the Chairman of its Board are Eritrean. Once more PENHA operated from its London office, but found its funding base severely weakened by the loss of a regional presence, general loss of confidence in the region, and certain personnel crises, now resolved. It was foreseen that Dr Morton would attend regular Directors’ meetings and carry out the functions of a Director in PENHA’s constitution, make his knowledge of pastoral development available to PENHA, and also play and active role in reviewing and defining PENHA’s strategy. DFID agreed to fund Dr Morton’s time in this role in order to communicate DFID concerns and priorities to PENHA and strengthen PENHA-DFID relations. During FY 99-00 Dr Morton was inducted into duties as a trustee/director, reviewed written outputs of PENHA’s research activities, and participated in an intensive strategic planning process, during which the concept of livelihoods development was emphasised (and incorporated in PENHA’s mission statement), as well as key features of the livelihood approach such as intersectorality and policy-product linkages. Partly as a result of the production of a strategic plan, NORAD, which had suspended core funding following the withdrawal of PENHA from Addis Ababa, agreed to unlock $30,000 core funding for 2000 (subject only to receipt of audited accounts) with a further $60,000 for 2001

Présentation : UKAID

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