Presentation by Dr. Debalkew Berhe,    Programme Manager, for Environment    Protection & NR Management at IGAD     Secret...
OUTLINE OF THEPRESENTATION• IGAD and Drought Resilience• Background to IDDRSI• What is IDDRSI (concept,  components, organ...
IGAD and DroughtResilience• IGAD was created in 1986 – main thrust was  combating drought & desertification  – Started wit...
Background to IDDRSI• Occurrence of Severe drought in 2010/2011 in the  Horn of Africa (HoA) region• As a Result, IGAD/EAC...
What is IDDRSI?Concept•   Enhanced Partnership and Coordination to End    Drought Emergencies in the HoA    –   Partnershi...
What is IDDRSI?Concept (cont’d)•   Strengthening regional and national frameworks to    reduce the impact of disasters thr...
IDDRSI Organs•   Regional Drought Resilience Platform    –   General Assembly,    –   Steering Committee,    –   Coordinat...
IDDRSI Components        Components                                          Sub-components1. Natural Resource        1.1....
What does IDDRSI want todo differently• Ensure more commitment of all  stakeholders (political & financial)• Enhanced part...
What does IDDRSI dodifferently (cont’d)• Improved participation of all  stakeholders, including the private  sector & civi...
IDDRSI Achievements so far• Better coordination between  existing projects worth US$97  million• New drought resilience pr...
IDDRSI Achievements so far(cont’d)• Better programming at national and  regional levels• Enhanced partnership and institut...
IDDRSI as an International Strategic Policy Framework• Provides a forum for common dialogue to move  towards science based...
IDDRSI as a Regional Strategic Policy Framework•   Enhanced partnership and effective coordination    mechanisms / platfor...
IDDRSI as a NationalStrategic Policy Framework•   Provides opportunities to develop policies and strategies in    a very t...
IDDRSI as a Local Strategic Policy Framework• Will link drought resilience plans to local  development policies• Will help...
In Summary, IDDRSI willintensify policies and strategies at all levels to: –   enhance partnerships –   improve joint / co...
The ENDTHANK YOU FOR YOURATTENTION
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Debalkew BERHE "The IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) as a global, regional, national and local strategic framework to end drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa"

  1. 1. Presentation by Dr. Debalkew Berhe, Programme Manager, for Environment Protection & NR Management at IGAD SecretariatIDDRSI AS AN INTERNATIONAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL STRATEGIC POLICY FRAMEWORK TO END DROUGHT EMERGENCIES IN THE HORN OF AFRICA REGION CST-3 UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference,
  2. 2. OUTLINE OF THEPRESENTATION• IGAD and Drought Resilience• Background to IDDRSI• What is IDDRSI (concept, components, organs)• What does IDDRSI do differently?• Achievements so far• IDDRSI as an intern., regional, national and local policy/strategy framework
  3. 3. IGAD and DroughtResilience• IGAD was created in 1986 – main thrust was combating drought & desertification – Started with the development of Early warning and food information system – Developed Regional Strategy to fight Drought and Desertification (Nairobi Strategy,1990) – Assisted MS in developing NAPs – Developed SRAP to complement NAPs – Implemented a number of projects and programmes in agri., NRM (forest & water)• However, mandate was sectoral and as a result, achievement remained inadequate
  4. 4. Background to IDDRSI• Occurrence of Severe drought in 2010/2011 in the Horn of Africa (HoA) region• As a Result, IGAD/EAC convened a Summit in Nairobi in Sept. 2011• Summit agreed to forge new approaches to end drought emergencies (collective + regional)• IGAD was directed to lead and coordinate the activities of the different stakeholders in ending drought emergencies in the region• Summit further directed IGAD to develop and implement IDDRSI and to establish Multi-donor Trust in the HoA region• Partners pledged their support to the implementation of the Summit decisions
  5. 5. What is IDDRSI?Concept• Enhanced Partnership and Coordination to End Drought Emergencies in the HoA – Partnership between continental, regional, international organisations, member states, communities, partners, private sector, NGOs and CBOs (vertical +horizontal)• Relief - Development - Continuum with a twin track approach • Preventive rather than reactive • Holistic and long-term Sustainable Development rather than only emergencies oriented
  6. 6. What is IDDRSI?Concept (cont’d)• Strengthening regional and national frameworks to reduce the impact of disasters through: • Results-based strategy based on a rigorous consultative process • Increased commitment by stakeholders towards shifting from disaster response to disaster risk reduction • Development of sustained support in terms of capacity and resources for the implementation of priority recovery and long-term resilience building interventions in the region
  7. 7. IDDRSI Organs• Regional Drought Resilience Platform – General Assembly, – Steering Committee, – Coordination and Management Unit• National Drought Resilience Platform – National Steering Committee – National Coordinator• Vertical Networking (starting from local, national regional and global)• Horizontal Networking between different sectors at all levels
  8. 8. IDDRSI Components Components Sub-components1. Natural Resource 1.1. Water Resource Management, 1.2. Pasture, land andManagement environmental management, 1.3. Biodiversity, 1.4. Renewable energy2. Market access and trade 2.1. Transport and market development, 2.2. Securing Pastoral mobility for trade, 2.3. Securing financial transaction, 2.4. Transboundary disease control & SPS measures and standards3. Livelihood support and 3.1. Livestock production & health, 3.2. Agriculture production andbasic social services productivity, 3.3. Fisheries development processing, marketing and trade; 3.4. Securing livestock mobility and sustainable access to resources, 3.5. Income diversification, 3.6. Productive and social safety nets, 3.7. Education, health care, drinking water, sanitation4. Pastoral Disaster Risk 4.1 Preventive risk management measures, 4.2. Early Warning /Management Response System, 4.3. Climate Change adaptation, mitigation and monitoring5. Research and KnowledgeManagement and Technology 5.1. Support to applied / adaptive research, 5.2. Advisory and extensionTransfer services / systems, 5.3. Knowledge management and communication6. Conflict prevention, resolution 6.1. Conflict prevention, 6.2 Conflict resolution, 6.3. Peace buildingand Peace building and mediation mechanisms7.Coordination and Partnership
  9. 9. What does IDDRSI want todo differently• Ensure more commitment of all stakeholders (political & financial)• Enhanced partnership in ending drought emergencies• Undertake Common programming at all levels• Shift the balance in financing from humanitarian towards resilience & development: twin-track and the relief – development continuum approach• Institutional strengthening at all levels• Ensure sustainable sources of funding• Building on broader multi-sectoral
  10. 10. What does IDDRSI dodifferently (cont’d)• Improved participation of all stakeholders, including the private sector & civil society• Better alignment of DP programmes at national and regional levels• Strengthen / establish knowledge management and information sharing at all levels• Improve on implementation of existing policies and strategies• use of existing mechanisms• Avoidance of duplication of efforts and wastage of resources
  11. 11. IDDRSI Achievements so far• Better coordination between existing projects worth US$97 million• New drought resilience projects (WB, AfDB, IsDB, Denmark, Germany, UNDP, etc• More TA Support to IGAD Secretariat (GIZ, FAO, AfDB and WB support in progress)• More Financial support to IGAD Secretariat (AfDB, Denmark, USAID, Germany, WB support in progress,
  12. 12. IDDRSI Achievements so far(cont’d)• Better programming at national and regional levels• Enhanced partnership and institutional frameworks at different levels• Better knowledge management and exchange of experience and information• Better capacity building frameworks• Enhanced / better resource mobilization framework (credits, grants)• Establishment of NGO/Civil Society Unit• Establishment of Civil Society Facility
  13. 13. IDDRSI as an International Strategic Policy Framework• Provides a forum for common dialogue to move towards science based drought risk reduction• Improve existing / develop better global policies – E.g. consideration of economic and financial strategies in drought management plans and avoidance of piecemeal and costly crises- response approach• Mobilization of resources and improved investment opportunities• Strengthening existing / creating new global partnerships (IGAD IPF and Global Alliance)• Harness international knowledge and experience• Serve as a focal point for Global Alliance as well as a forum for exchange of good practices and experience
  14. 14. IDDRSI as a Regional Strategic Policy Framework• Enhanced partnership and effective coordination mechanisms / platforms at regional level• Common cross-border programming, multi-sectoral and integrated planning and monitoring and evaluation framework at regional level• Championing for drought resilience by Member States• Avoidance of proliferation of institutions, policies and strategies• Improved technology transfer and research and development• Improved participation of the civil society and the private sector on regional concerns and challenges (civil society facility, PPP)• Sustained sources of funding and their effective use and increased investments• Improved human and institutional capacity
  15. 15. IDDRSI as a NationalStrategic Policy Framework• Provides opportunities to develop policies and strategies in a very transparent and participatory manner• Effective and efficient use of funding and investments• Improved implementation of national policies and strategies• Improved multi-sectoral and integrated planning approach• Proliferation of institutions and mandate rivalry reduced• Provide opportunity to access to new technology and know- how,• Improved partnership and coordination mechanisms (national platforms, steering committees, etc),• Strengthen / develop the culture of knowledge management and information management systems• Improved institutional and human capacity, etc
  16. 16. IDDRSI as a Local Strategic Policy Framework• Will link drought resilience plans to local development policies• Will help replicate / adjust changes at national level to local conditions• Improved access to land and land resources at local level• Promotion of community / local based natural resources management• Will devolve power and budget allocation• Community / local actions given high priority• Provide opportunities to test appropriateness of policies and strategies,• Sustainable livelihoods by providing social security and peace and stability
  17. 17. In Summary, IDDRSI willintensify policies and strategies at all levels to: – enhance partnerships – improve joint / common programming – strengthen / establish knowledge management / integrated information systems – Promote transfer of technology and know-how – strengthen existing / establish new coordination mechanisms – strengthen capacity development (TA support) – mobilize resources and ensure access to sustained financial resources – Create awareness – Championing for drought resilience – Promote good governance, transparency and accountability
  18. 18. The ENDTHANK YOU FOR YOURATTENTION

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