Resilience

Report

Resilience in Action: Changing Horizons in Ethiopia's Drylands

Ethiopia’s enormous pastoral population is estimated at 12 to 15 million people, the majority of whom live in the arid or semi-arid drylands that cover about 60 percent of the country. Following the famine of 2003— that left one-fifth of Ethiopia’s population without food and tens of thousands dead from starvation—USAID used the funding for the famine response to initiate the Pastoralists Livelihoods program to improve and strengthen the status of this population. This established the foundation and basis of our interventions in these regions.

Final Report

Securing Mountain Water and Livelihoods Project, 2014-2017 – Final Report

The Securing Mountain Water and Livelihoods Project was launched in April 2014 and was implemented by The Mountain Institute (TMI) in partnership with University of Texas, Austin (UTA) over three years under a cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the larger USAID-Peru Climate Change Adaptation Program.

The Project’s aim was to improve communities’ capacities for landscape management for the conservation of ecosystems and to contribute to human well-being in the context of climate change.

Event

Water as a Tool for Resilience in Times of Crisis

About 90 percent of USAID’s water priority countries are conflict-affected or fragile. Last year, over 60 million people around the world were affected by more than 280 natural disasters. Effective water resource management is complex in times of peace and prosperity. Effective water resource management in a time of crisis—whether war or disaster—can mean the difference between building resilience or compounding tragedy.

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: SAREL (Sahel Resilience Learning Project)

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel Region USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative realigned existing and new humanitarian and development assistance efforts to strengthen resilience in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel. 

Overview

Fact Sheet: Resilience in the Sahel-Enhanced (RISE)

West Africa’s Sahel is an arid band stretching 1.1 million square miles from Senegal to Chad with limited annual rainfall. This zone has a combustible mix of deeply rooted chronic poverty, food insecurity, recurrent drought, scattered conflict, and violent extremism that drives the same vulnerable communities into crisis year after year.

Evaluation

REGIS-ER Midterm Performance Evaluation

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel - Enhanced Resilience (REGIS-ER) is a multi-sectoral resilience project that works to end the vicious cycle of crisis and help the Sahel’s most vulnerable populations stay firmly on