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DLCI Framework for Improved Integrated Education in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya This framework is based on a review of available literature and consultations with key informants on the current status of education in ASALs in Kenya and what is working in other dryland areas of the world. Education Wesonga, D. DLCI April 2015 Horn of Africa

study-review-6 Counting Pastoralists' in Kenya This report looks at the demand, the supply, and the future concerning data on the magnitude of pastoral systems in Kenya, based on the assertion that overestimating the importance of pastoral systems, or downplaying it, can slow down development and lead to undesirable consequences. Learning and Knowledge Management Kratli, S. and Swift, J. - April 2014 Kenya

medium_ug012 Review of water development and irrigation in Karamoja, Uganda This report reviews water developments in the drylands of Uganda, specifically in Karamoja region. The report presents a review of development policy and interventions in water, especially irrigated crop agriculture in Karamoja. Natural Resource Management REGLAP Uganda - March 2014 Uganda

study-review-7 From commitment to action: are donors meeting their pledges to build resilience in the Horn of Africa?, March 2014 This is a summary brief based on the report on donor funding for resilience in the Horn of Africa. Learning and Knowledge Management Atyang, A. and Standley, S. - March 2014 Geographical Location: Horn of Africa

study-review-2 Reflections on the ECHO’s regional drought preparedness decision 2006-2013 Between 2006-2013 European Community Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (DG ECHO) has invested 90million Euros in the Horn of Africa regional drought preparedness program (referred to as the DRRAP). This document narrates the ‘story’ of DRRAP: how the regional programme started and evolved; highlights notable successes, challenges and lessons learnt, with the intention of informing other actors who may be planning similar programmes in the future. Drought Cycle Management Tilstone, V. - March 2014 Horn of Africa

study-review-3 Plotting progress: integrated planning in the rangelands of Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda (reduced size) This is a synthesized version of the REGLAP review, reproduced by the International Land Coalition as part of its "Rangelands Series". Planning Flintan, F. - February 2014 Horn of Africa

study-review-8 Good practices in water development for the drylands This study produced by IUCN under REGLAP is based on a comprehensive literature review on water development and management in dryland areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides a comprehensive analysis of what can be considered as transferable good practices for water development in the drylands. Natural Resource Management Mtisi, S. and Nicol, A. - December 2013 Horn of Africa

1_FINAL-REPORT_The-place-of-crop-agriculture-in-the-drylands-of-the-HoA-1 The place of crop agriculture in the drylands of the Horn of Africa: an opportunity or a threat? This report reviews available evidence concerning the potential for expansion of crop agriculture, as an alternative or complementary strategy to pastoralism, in arid and semi arid areas of Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda (large and small scale irrigated and rain fed), in order to promote sustainable and resilient livelihoods. These are weighed against other livelihoods support options in order to inform REGLAP’s own advocacy position as well as those of Oxfam and other NGOs, especially around the IGAD-led Ending Drought Emergency (EDE) plans. Research gaps are also explored and means of filling them are suggested. Livelihood Diversification Mortimore, M. - June 2013 Horn of Africa

study-review-4 Plotting Progress: Integrated planning in the drylands of Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda This is a review of current and recent experience in planning processes in the drylands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. It outlines the key drivers of policy and decision-making that influence different levels of development and land use planning in dryland areas and the outcomes. The components of 'good' integrated planning, and their strengths and weaknesses are discussed and extensive case studies inform the discussion. Opportunities and principles for future interventions and support are highlighted and provide the foundation for a series of recommendations for governments and development partners. Integrated planning Flintan, F. - February 2013 Horn of Africa

1_Gender-and-DRR_FINAL_Dec-2011-1 Changing the nature of gender roles in the drylands of the Horn and East Africa: implications for DRR programmes This report explores gender in relation to three dominant processes of change that are occurring in pastoral communities in the Horn and East Africa:
i) changes in access to land and natural resources;
ii) the commercialisation and privatisation of pastoral assets; and
iii) shifts in governance and decision-making processes. The report then considers to what degree gender relations and the changes taking place are included within drought risk reduction (DRR) and response strategies, and what lessons can be learnt for developing more effective, gender-sensitive drought-related interventions.
Gender Flintan, F. - November 2011 Horn of Africa