Briefs

Community feedback on the Community Land Act and public participation in county planning and budgeting, Dec 2016
Description: This brief presents the findings from a series of workshops, community meetings and radio shows organised by DLCI in three ASAL counties: Marsabit, Turkana and Isiolo. The meetings sought community feedback on community Land Act 2016 and public participation in county budgeting and planning process.
Subject: Drought preparedness
Author: Tilstone, V. and Mokku, J.
Organization: DLCI
Year: December 2016
Geographical Location: Kenya

Brief: Priorities for institutional development and knowledge management for EDE, October 2016
Description: This brief outlines the key highlights on the priorities for knowledge management and institutional strengthening (Pillar Six) component of the EDE, based on a workshop organised by the National Drought Management Authority, DLCI and Konrad Adeneaur Stiftung (KAS).
Subject: Drought preparedness
Author: Tilstone, V.
Organization: DLCI
Year: October 2016
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Matayarisho ya fedha na bajeti ya serikali ya kaunti, Oktoba 2016
Description: Ripoti hii inatoa ratiba ya matayarisho ya fedha na bajeti ya serikali ya kaunti, na namna wananchi wanavyopaswa kujijushisha katika upangaji na ugavi wa fedha hizo.
Subject: Upangaji fedha
Author: Mokku, J.
Organization: DLCI
Year: Oktoba 2016
Geographical Location: Kenya

Brief: Information is power: the urgent need for information in remote drylands, January 2017
Description: This brief critically underscores the dire need for information provision for remote communities in the drylands. Communities in the ASALs of Kenya are in urgent need for policy information in order to exercise their constitutional rights of public participation.
Subject: Public participation
Author: Tilstone, V and Mokku, J.
Organization: DLCI
Year: January 2017
Geographical Location: Kenya

Poster: County planning and budgeting, November 2016
Description: This is a summary of the County planning and budgeting cycle developed by DLCI, with the aim of informing dryland communities on when public participation in the process should happen.
Subject: Planning
Author: DLCI
Organization: DLCI
Year: October 2016
Geographical Location: Kenya

Brief: Key priorities for institutional development and knowledge management for EDE, Oct 2016
Description: This brief summaries the key priorities for the institutional development and knowledge managment of the Ending Drought Emergencies Initiative (EDE). 
Subject: Drought
Author: Tilstone, V.
Organization: DLCI
Year: 2016
Geographical Location: Kenya

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Progress and reflections: Two years of the Drylands Learning and Capacity Building Initiative for Policy and Practice Change in the Horn of Africa
Description: This brief discusses DLCI's evaluation of its ECHO program that ran from January 2014 to September 2015 highlighting DLCI’s unique positioning to improve policy and practice for the drylands in the region..
Subject: Resilience general
Author: Isobel Birch
Organization: DLCI
Year: 2015
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

DLCI Brochure
Description: This brochure introduces when DLCI was established, what it does and its structure.
Subject: Resilience general
Author: DLCI
Organization: DLCI
Year: 2015
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

Discussion Brief: Towards peace and security in dryland Kenya: the demand for a new approach
Description: This discussion paper looks at recent efforts to build greater peace and security, outlines the weaknesses and gaps within existing strategies, and outlines the calls for a new approach. 
Subject: Peace Building
Author: Gibbons, S.
Organization: PPG/DLCI
Year: November 2014
Geographical Location: Kenya

A framework for improved integrated education in the ASALs of Kenya
Description: This brief is a summary of the DLCI document, ‘Framework for Improved Education in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya’ (2015).
Subject: Education
Author: Wesonga, D.
Organization: DLCI
Year: 2015
Geographical Location: Kenya

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DLCI brochure
Description: This brochure introduces when DLCI was established, what it does and its structure.
Subject: Resilience general
Author: DLCI
Organization: DLCI
Year: 2013
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Discussion brief on the need for participatory land use planning in building resilience of ASAL communities in Kenya
Description: This brief was developed by DLCI in conjunction with the Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition.  It is the culmination of a review of planning processes in Kenya and is informed by land use planning innovations in the drylands of neighbouring countries.
Subject: Land use planning
Author: Flintan, F. and Tilstone, V. 
Organization: Rangelands Initiative and DLCI
Year: April 2015
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Brief for the NDMA on the Ending Drought Emergencies Initiative
Description: This leaflet was developed in conjunction with the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) on the Government of Kenya’s Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) Initiative.  The leaflet provides information about the origins and the development of the EDE, how it will be implemented and structured and what you can do to help end drought emergencies in Kenya by 2022.
Subject: Policy
Author: DLCI and NDMA
Organization: DLCI
Year: May 2015
Geographical Location: Kenya

AU Pastoral Policy framework leaflet (translated to Runyankole Rukiga)
Description:
This leaflet was produced by REGLAP, and has been translated to Runyankole Rukiga with the support of COPACSO. It was extracted from the AU Pastoral Policy Framework, which provides a unique opportunity for countries to establish comprehensive national policies that will confer full political, social, economic and environmental rights to pastoral communities.
Subject: Advocacy
Author: COPACSO
Organization: COPACSO
Year: April 2015
Geographical Location: Uganda

AU Pastoral Policy framework leaflet (translated to Ng'akarimojong)
Description:
This leaflet was produced by REGLAP, and has been translated to Ng'akarimojong with the support of COPACSO. It was extracted from the AU Pastoral Policy Framework, which provides a unique opportunity for countries to establish comprehensive national policies that will confer full political, social, economic and environmental rights to pastoral communities.
Subject: Advocacy
Author: COPACSO
Organization: COPACSO
Year: April 2015
Geographical Location: Uganda

AU Pastoral Policy framework leaflet (translated to Luo)
Description:
This leaflet was produced by REGLAP, and has been translated to Luo with the support of COPACSO. It was extracted from the AU Pastoral Policy Framework, which provides a unique opportunity for countries to establish comprehensive national policies that will confer full political, social, economic and environmental rights to pastoral communities.
Subject: Advocacy
Author: COPACSO
Organization: COPACSO
Year: April 2015
Geographical Location: Uganda

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Discussion brief: Turkana aquifer discoveries and development
Description: This discussion brief examines the Turkana aquifer discoveries and the RTI remote sensing data and initial salinity tests and what can be concluded from it so far. The brief cautions of the preliminary and tentative nature of the finds which have to be rectified before they can be exploited for irrigation or to meet the water needs of other parts of Kenya.
Subject: Natural Resource Management
Author: Avery, S.
Year: September 2014
Geographical Location: Kenya

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Brief: Development in Ethiopia's Omo Basin and its effects on Kenya's Lake Turkana
Description: This is a research study done by Eng. Dr. Sean Avery around Lake Turkana. The study focuses on Omo Gibe basin and also brings out the details on Gibe III dam project as well as the impact on the ecology and environment of the Lower Omo and Lake Turkana.
Subject: Natural Resource Management
Author: Avery, S.
Year: September 2014
Geographical Location: Ethiopia and Kenya

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Counting Pastoralists in Kenya
Description: This is a summary brief based on the study "Counting Pastoralists' in Kenya which argues that new approaches are needed to measure the pastoral system and the proportion of population that derives its livelihood from it.
Subject: Data collection methodologies
Author: Kratli, S.
Year: June 2014
Geographical Location: Kenya

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Water development and irrigation in Karamoja
Description: This summary is based on a review of the same name and reviews some experiences of irrigation in Karamoja and the problems faced. The brief encourages caution in large scale irrigation in the drylands and learning from past experiences.
Subject: Natural Resource Management
Author: Avery, S.
Year: March 2014
Geographical Location: Uganda

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Progress made to date in measuring resilience in the Horn of Africa
Description: This brief outlines the main approaches being provided to measure resilience in the region including FAO's mixed method approach, UNDP's CoBRA, and Tango's Resilience Determinants Analysis and looks at their similarities and differences and how they should learn from each other. The brief concludes that governments should take the lead in developing consensual definitions and monitoring frameworks, and the need for sharing and learning.
Subject: Advocacy
Author: Fitzgibbon, C.
Year: March 2014
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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From Commitment to Action: Are donors meeting their pledges to build resilience in the HoA?
Description: This summary brief of a review of the same name reviews how donors are meeting their pledges made at the ending drought emergencies conference of 2011. The review concludes that many areas are being neglected in terms of resilience, including education, land rights, voice and governance.
Subject: Advocacy
Author: Atyang, A. and Standley, S.
Year: March 2014
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Ugandan National Land Policy and what it means for the pastoral areas
Description:  This policy brief reviews the recently passed Uganda Land Policy and what it means for dryland areas.
Subject:  Natural Resource Management
Author: Baumgartner, L.
Year: January 2014
Geographical Location: Uganda

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ASAL Policy leaflet
Description: This policy leaflet provides an overview of Kenya's national Policy for Sustainable Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands (Sessional Paper No. 8 of 2012).
Subject: Advocacy
Author:  de Jode, H.
Year: December 2013
Geographical Location: Kenya

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Knowledge Management and Research for Resilience in the Drylands of the Horn of Africa
Description: This brief written for ILRI's Technical Consortium describes the knowledge management process and the need to put communities at the centre. The brief reviews a range of past and present knowledge management initiatives in the region and makes recommendations on how it should be strengthened in the future.
Subject: Learning and Knowledge Management
Author: Tilstone, V., Ericksen, P., Neely, C., Davis, J. and Downie, K.
Year: December 2013
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Discussion brief: Irrigating Kenya’s drylands: food for thought
Description: This brief discusses the potential and viability of the Government of Kenya's Vision 2030 goal of increasing irrigation to 1.2million hectares by 2030, particularly considering water availability and the returns on investment compared to other livelihoods.
Subject: Natural Resource Management
Author: Avery, S.
Year: February 2015
Geographical Location: Kenya

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Brief: Resilience in the drylands of the Horn of Africa: what it means for practice?
Description: This brief unpacks what new definitions of resilience mean for the drylands in the Horn of Africa.
Subject: Advocacy
Author: Tilstone, V.
Year: May 2013
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Opportunities to promote integrated planning in the drylands of the Horn of Africa
Description: This is a summary brief on a review done to review of potential opportunities and constraints for promoting integrated planning in the drylands of Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. This report draws together and reviews current and recent experience in planning processes in the drylands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The analysis focuses on key drivers of policy and decision-making that influence different levels of development and land use planning in dryland areas and the outcomes.
Subject: Integrated planning
Author: Flintan, F.
Year: February 2013
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Why a substantive ministry/cabinet position for the ASALs is essential for Kenya’s future?
Description: This brief provides an explanation on the need for a substantive ministry to support the work that was started by the former Ministry for the Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands that was formed in 2008. It argues that the various institutions that are meant to address ASAL issues are in their formative stages and need to be fully supported.
Subject: Governance
Author: Gargule, A.
Year: December 2012
Geographical Location: Kenya

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Overview of the IDDRSI: The need for Community Engagement for Transformational Change
Description: Following the 2010/11 drought in the Horn of Africa, which affected over 13.5 million people mainly in the drylands, various organisations came together to collaborate on an initiative to ‘End Drought Emergencies’ in these areas. This brief provides an overview of the IDDRSI.
Subject: Advocacy
Author: Tilstone, V.
Year: October 2012
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Why halting the fragmentation of the rangelands will improve the drought resiliency of Ethiopia’s pastoralists?
Description: This summary brief on Why halting the fragmentation of the rangelands will improve the drought resiliency of Ethiopia's pastoralists? summarizes the processes, causes and impacts of land fragmentation. It breaks these into Conservation of land to agriculture and other land use change, Weak and compromised planning and development interventions, Insecurity of tenure in pastoral lands and resources and finally, The disenfranchisement and marginalisation of pastoral systems and customary institutions. The brief finally gives recommendations.
Subject: Natural Resource Management
Author: Flintan, F.
Year: October 2012
Geographical Location: Ethiopia

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Ending drought emergencies: urgent action on sustainable solutions
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Subject: Advocacy
Author: Gargule, A.
Year: April 2012
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Brief: Ending drought emergencies: Will the promises be met?
Description: This policy brief written in November 2011 asks whether the pledges made at the Nairobi conference to End Drought Emergencies in the region are likely to be met. The brief argues that only if communities are determining their development trajectories; if there is sufficient investment in the foundations of development including infrastructure, human capital e.t.c will sustainable development and increased resilience be achieved.
Subject: Advocacy
Author: Abdi, S
Year: November 2011
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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How shared resource use management through reciprocal grazing agreements can increase resilience?
Description: This technical brief focuses on approaches and practices used among communities that support dialogue and negotiation as pre-requisite for creating disaster-resilient communities. Such practices include the reciprocal resource agreements that are a common feature in pastoralist customary traditions. By strengthening traditional reciprocal grazing agreements it is possible to enhance feasible climate change adaptation practices among the pastoral communities who are highly affected. This is the focus of VSF Germany, as part of a consortium with VSF Switzerland and VSF Belgium.
Subject: Natural Resource Management
Obala, E., Garduno Jaenz, F. and Jenet, A.
Year: October 2011
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Pastoral community-based early warning systems: Why don’t we understand them?
Description: This technical brief looks at how Community-based early warning systems (CbEWS) are essential in empowering communities to prepare for and confront natural hazards (UN-ISDR, nd). Good lessons have been learned from their use in areas prone to sudden onset disasters, however in pastoralist communities of the Horn of Africa where drought has a slow onset, disaster is a major hazard and the lessons learned on CbEWS are far fewer.
Subject: Drought Cycle Management
Author: Radice, H. and Tekle, A.
Year: October 2011
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Planning in conflict – Experiences with the ‘Do No Harm’ conflict-sensitive programming approach in pastoralist settings
Description: This technical brief describes VSF- Germany's experience in using Do No Harm conflict sensitive programming with pastoralists at the Ethiopia-Kenya border.
Subject: Conflict and Peace Building
Author: Grafe, R., Jenet, A. and Obala, E.
Year: October 2011
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR), Cordaid’s strategy for building resilient communities in dryland of East and Horn of Africa
Description: This technical brief provides information about the CMDRR approach implemented by Cordaid and its impact so far.
Subject: Drought Cycle Management
Author: Abdi, S.
Year: September 2011
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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The causes, processes and impacts of land fragmentation in the rangelands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
Description: This summary brief draws from a review of the same name and highlights the key trends and processes of land fragmentation in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The review explores the relationship between the fragmentation and the reduced ability of pastoralists to overcome drought, it highlights their strong linkages. Recommendations follow thereafter as to how the negative impacts of land fragmentation on pastoral livelihoods can be reduced or mitigated.
Subject: Natural Resource Management
Author: Flintan, F.
Year: August 2011
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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AU pastoral policy framework leaflet, English version
Description: This leaflet was developed from the AU Pastoral Policy Framework, which provides a unique opportunity for countries to establish comprehensive national policies that will confer full political, social, economic and environmental rights to pastoral communities.
Subject: Advocacy
Author: de Jode, H.
Year: May 2011
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Participatory natural resource management with Somali pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia: a lasting community led response to climate change
Description: This technical brief provides information about Save the Children's experience in using participatory natural resource management with Somali pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia.
Subject: Natural Resource Management
Author: Radice, H., Ruiz-Bascaran, M., Seyoum, Y. and Getachew, R.
Year: March 2011
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

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Using cross border programming to address cross border dynamics in Karamoja (Uganda) and Pokot (Kenya)
Description: This technical brief describes ACTED's experience in implementing cross-border programmes along the Kenya-Uganda border.
Subject: Conflict and Peace Building
Author: Lambroschini, S.
Year: February 2011
Geographical Location: Kenya and Uganda

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Addressing chronic food insecurity in the Horn of Africa: Good practice identified, but commitment needed
Description: 
Subject: Resilience General
Author: Mousseau, F. and Morton, F.
Year: July 2005
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa