This inventory is being developed to inform a range of development actors about technologies and innovations which have or have not been tested to promote resilience in the drylands of the Horn of Africa. DLCI is currently looking for funding to finalise this work. If you are interested to collaborate with us, please contact: email@example.com.
This inventory is being developed to inform a range of development actors about technologies and innovations which have or have not been tested to promote resilience in the drylands of the Horn of Africa. The aim of the inventory is to highlight what evidence or feasibility studies are available in order to promote lesson learning from the past and ensure that appropriate investments are being made
The database lists approaches, describes whether and where they have been piloted, highlights possible opportunities and constraints, whether impact assessments or cost benefit analysis has been carried out or any assessment of scaleability and replicability. Contacts are provided for organisations/individuals who are involved in piloting of approaches so that further information can be sought and lessons learnt.
Please see the guide to the database click here and send any comments, suggestions or additions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Early warning||The DEWS network
The DEWS network
DEWS (Drought Early Warning Systems) provide sufficient warning of the increased risk of drought to initiate the implementation of drought preparedness measures. The project produces monthly drought bulletins, disseminated from the local to the international level through website, emails, printed updates, and notice boards. Based on the findings from the analysis, the district official issues, when necessary, radio messages in English and local languages to the population. These messages guide the population on reducing risk of food shortages and losses in crop or animal production not only ahead of a drought but also in preparation of flash floods, quite common after a long dry spell, or animal disease outbreak.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF) leads the national process that feeds into the production of the national monthly food security update and into IPC analysis, with support from WFP, FAO and INGOs, and these reports are updated several times a year. The DEWS, has been developed in full coordination with government representatives from national and local level, CBOs, UN agencies, INGOs and projects like FEWSNET, CEWARN, and embedded within the existing administrative governmental structure at local level. Its overall management is gradually being brought within the national government system and will probably be housed by MAAIF, as this is an ‘operational’ ministry with the strongest EW unit.
|Karamoja Drought Early Warning System (DEWS): An Assessment of Data Reliability, End-User Awareness and Early Action: Download Link
Lessons learned from Drought Early Warning Systems in Uganda and Kenya: http://goo.gl/P7j1ao