Discussion 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

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

Land Use
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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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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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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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