The 2011 food crisis in the Horn of Africa has demonstrated that building community resilience is more urgent than ever. CARE's new Learning Paper seeks to share evidence of approaches that work in building community resilience in the region.
The 2011 crisis shows that food and water insecurity threaten human health, livelihoods and livestock, and drought conditions are worsening with increased rainfall variability.
Since 2008, CARE International has been implementing a long-term programme to build resilience to drought through cross-border collaboration between communities in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. The Regional Resilience Enhancement Against Drought (RREAD) Programme, now in its fifth year of operation, seeks to strengthen communities’ capacity to withstand, absorb and recover from shocks by gradually improving innovation, diversification, governance and resource management approaches.
Read the RREAD's learning paper on building drought resilience in a complex environment.
See other research and reports on disaster risk reduction and resilience building.