HoA-REC&N, EcoAgriculture Partners, and UMass Boston Advance to Step Two of the Global Resilience Partnership Challenge
February 18, 2015  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

global resilience partnership logoOne of the defining features of our Center is that our staff is made up of individuals committed to positive change, tangible actions, and real-world research and development projects that address the defining challenges of our time. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center, EcoAgriculture Partners, and UMass Boston have penned a winning proposal for the Global Resilience Partnership Challenge.

A joint endeavor between USAID and the Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Resilience Partnership Challenge solicited proposals to improve community resilience to natural and man-made disasters in the Horn of Africa. Our proposal, “Integrated Landscape Management For Resilience in the Horn of Africa” was among the 16 selected to move to the next round of the challenge. In this next round (Step Two), we will examine the root causes of persistent poverty and environmental challenges in three landscapes: Djibouti, the Central Rift Valley in Ethiopia, and Laikipia County in Kenya. Our work will build on existing institutional and community capacities in these regions in order to find lasting, locally driven solutions to persistent problems.

If we are successful in Step 2, the Global Resilience Partnership will fund our work up to $1 million for the implementation and scaling-up of our solutions. We look forward to working with HoA-REC&N and the EcoAgriculture Partners on innovate solutions to chronic problems in the Horn of Africa.

To learn more about the Global Resilience Partnership, click here.

About the Author :

Michael Denney is a PhD student in the Global Governance and Human Security program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a Research Associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability.

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