Other resources

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

Critical elements in enhancing voices from the drylands
Description: For dryland citizens to influence this discourse they need both the means and opportunities to effectively exercise their voices in policy and practice discussions, in order that they reflect local priorities and work towards a common community-owned vision. This discussion piece reflects on the challenges and opportunities for raising dryland citizens’ voice in the region.
Subject: Governance
Author: Gibbons,S.
Organization: DLCI
Year: December-2014
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

Turkana County’s aquifers and irrigated crop development prospects – Some reasons to be cautious
Description: This article highlights some of the challenges that arise with the reported discovery of the Turkana aquifers, reportedly huge underground resources, and cautions expectations in regard to the water yields and associated crop agricultural development in these drylands, and reminds readers of a vast trans-boundary surface water resource nearby, and emphasizes the need for integrated water resource management that transcends international boundaries, to avoid conflict and support the people of the region who are some of the poorest in Kenya.
Subject: Natural resource management
Author: Avery,S.
Organization: DLCI
Year: December-2014
Geographical Location: Kenya

Uwajibikaji Pamoja - Giving voice to enhance accountability in Kenya’s ASALs
Description: With so many humanitarian agencies operating in the ASALs of Kenya, recipients of aid often struggle to raise corruption complaints effectively. This article introduces Transparency International Kenya’s recently launched county-level Integrated Complaints Referral System, which will ensure complaints are both heard and acted upon. The article builds on a previous article in 2012 in REGLAP’s 3rd Journal on the Humanitarian Aid Integrity Programme.
Subject: Governance
Author: Seris, N.
Organization: TI
Year: December-2014
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

Optimising the potential of social protection in the drylands
Description: This article looks at the spread of social protection programming in pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa, and details some of the challenges in tailoring social protection to the specific social and livelihood conditions present in the drylands. On-going challenges include the difficulties in targeting assistance to those in greatest need and the need for more government policies on social protection.
Subject: Drought cycle management
Author: Lind,J.
Organization: IDS
Year: December-2014
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

Measuring resilience with governments taking the lead
Description: It is essential for governments and agencies to be able to measure resilience effectively so they can recognize how and when resilience has (or has not) been built as a result of specific policies or programming. Measurement is also necessary for assessing progress towards achieving resilience - either over time, or between target groups or populations. This article looks at some of the issues and challenges involved.
Subject: Resilience general
Author: Fitzgibbon, C.
Organization: Independent
Year: December-2014
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

Implementation of Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM) in Ethiopia
Description: The first REGLAP journal (June 2011) looked at Save the Children’s work with participatory natural resource mapping in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. This article looks at recent progress being made with two pilots on PRM in Oromiya Region, drawing out the differences and lessons learnt, and suggests other countries in the HoA might undertake their own pilots and mainstream the approach.
Subject: Natural resource management
Author: Flintan,F.
Organization: ILRI
Year: December-2014
Geographical Location: Ethiopia

Creating successful peace committees in Karamoja, Uganda
Description: The Karamoja region has a long history of conflict. KAPDA is a small NGO that is now making steady progress in promoting peace and reconciliation by establishing highly participatory peace structures amongst both traditional authorities and at the local sub-county level.
Subject: Conflict and peace building
Author: Ngelamoe, J. & Lopeyok, C
Organization: KAPDA
Year: December-2014
Geographical Location: Uganda

How do pastoralists become displaced in relation to droughts— and what can be done to prevent it?
Description: Given that pastoralism is an inherently mobile livelihood, many have questioned whether pastoralists can become displaced in relation to droughts. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons have concluded, after months of legal research and after having consulted with pastoralist communities, that pastoralists can indeed become displaced. This article reveals how.
Subject: Pastoralism general
Author: Ginetti, J. and Franc, T.
Organization: IDMC
Year: December-2014
Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

Doing things differently to end drought emergencies in Kenya
Description: This article illustrates the new policy shift in responding to drought issues in the Horn of Africa. It argues that rather than reacting to the effects of droughts as they arise, it now seeks to reduce vulnerability and risk through sustainable development in drought-prone areas.
Subject: Drought cycle management
Author: Birch, I.
Organization: NDMA
Year: December-2014
Geographical Location: Kenya