IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) conducted a workshop on Resilience Measurement Awareness on September 18-19, 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The main objective of the workshop was to expose key technical staff of the IGAD member states to the resilience analysis model with a view to enable the country team members to share information and gain momentum at the country level.
The workshop was officiated by the Acting Director of ICPALD, Dr. Solomon Munyua.
The participants comprised of :
• Heads of the national statistics
• Resilience Coordinators
• M&E Officers
• Food security Focal points and IGAD focal points in the Ministries of foreign affairs from all Member states and other partners and NGO,s (UNICEF, OFDA,ECHO, WFP, UNDP,FAO,ILRI,USAID, European Commission )among others .
The Resilience analysis unit (RAU) comprises of IGAD, FAO, UNICEF and WFP who’s main mission is to support IGAD Member States, Development Partners, and other relevant stakeholders in measuring resilience at household, community and livelihoods levels and to build an evidence base on the complex factors contributing to strengthened resilience in different contexts in the horn of Africa.
The main objective of the Resilience Analysis Unit is to ensure that IGAD, its member states, Development partners and other relevant stakeholders are able to undertake robust resilience analysis for evidence based programme and policy design, implementation and impact assessment.
The Resilience Analysis Unit has a 5 year concept that aims to improve resilience analysis and measurement through multidisciplinary research products and capacity building. The unit has come up with an organizational structure which was developed on 31st August 2013 and targets to begin joint analytical work in at least one country by 30th December 2013 with the first joint resilience measurement publication issued by 15th February 2014.
Each member state presented on the existing information systems and situation in terms of data and actors relevant to resilience analysis.
The participants drew a road map for a workshop to be held in October 2013.