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Aide-mémoire - Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project (RPLRP-P129408), Kenya and Uganda

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Work plan Harmonization for RLRLP cross-border project activities in the Karamoja Cluster June 29th – 4 th July, 2014

I. Introduction

  1. The IGAD team, in collaboration with the project preparation teams of the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project (RPLRP), from Kenya and Uganda held a Work plan harmonization workshop in Eldoret, 30th June – 4 th July 2014.

  2. The meeting was officiated by a joint team comprised of Dr. Khadija Khassachoon Principal secretary state Department of Livestock, Kenya, Dr. Nicholas Kauta, Director of animal resources and industry, Uganda, Julius Kiptarus, Director of livestock Production Kenya, Dr. Kisa Ngeiwa, His Excellency the deputy governor of West Pokot County Mr. Titus Lotee, Mr. Mohamed Moussa, Director Agriculture and Environment, Djibouti, representing the ES IGAD, Dr. John Kabayo, Coordinator IGAD Drought Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) and Dr. Solomon Muchina Munyua, the Coordinator, WB GFDRR funded Greater Horn of Africa Drought Resilience Initiative (GHADRI),

  3. The meeting was supported by a strong IGAD mission comprising of Dr. Ayan Mahmoud,
    Coordinator Programming IDDRIS, (CP), Dr Samuel Zziwa, Programme Manager, Agriculture,
    Livestock and Food Security, IGAD, Dr Chucri Sayeg, Ag Coordinator Knowledge Management IDDRSI (KM) IGAD, Dr. Bedru Muzein, GIS Expert IGAD, Dr. Edmealem Shitaye, Ethiopia National IDDRSI Coordinator, Mr Abdullahi Ismael Omar, Kenya National IDDRSI Coordinator, Ms Berhan Taye Gemeda and The meeting was facilitated by a team from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) comprised ofMr. Paul Opio, Mr. Paul Mutungi, Ms. Emmanuella Olesambu.

  4. Background. The 2011 drought in the Greater HoA has been a stark reminder that insufficient attention has been given to addressing the root causes of vulnerability in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of this region. It is also apparent that it is not drought but rather vulnerability during drought in the ASALs that has thrown the region into repeated food crises. Following a series of meetings and consultations in 2011 and 2012 that led to the consensus that development partners should make efforts to participate in joint program planning and design at country and regional levels in order to coordinate financing instruments, under the coordination of IGAD and its Member States, the WB started discussions on this proposed regional project based on official requests for support received from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. It was agreed that the proposed project align closely with the Country Programming Papers for Ending Drought Emergencies (CPPs) and the subsequent Regional Programming Framework coordinated by IGAD.