This inception workshop is intended to kick start the project ‘Policy options for improving drought resilience and implications for food security: the case of Ethiopia and Kenya,' which will review progress and challenges and investigate how the international community can contribute. The workshop will introduce the research project and stimulate discussion on state of the art policy and priority issues in the context of drought resilience, combating land degradation and promoting food security in dry lands of the Horn of Africa. More specifically, the project will look at, inter alia: root causes of drought and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa; reasons for recurrent droughts in the region; the roles of state and non-state actors in containing drought-related food insecurity and associated negative impacts; and the roles of other factors, including ‘state fragility,' ‘land degradation' and ‘political setup' in mitigating or exacerbating drought impacts. The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat and the German Development Institute (DIE) are collaborating on the project.
date: 29 February 2016
venue: German Development Institute, Tulpenfeld 6
location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
contact: Daniel Tsegai
phone: +49-228 / 815-2800
fax: +49-228 / 815-2898/99