The African Union Commission and FAO establish effective knowledge platforms between IGAD member States

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union Commission (AUC) on the implementation of the Regional Initiative on Resilience in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

The initiative will establish effective knowledge platforms between IGAD member States, as well as strengthen the capacity of institutions to scale up proven cost effective resilience enhancing good practices.

In the Horn of Africa, the focus will be on supporting IGAD and member states (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan) to enhance knowledge on practical means for resilience building as well as heighten the awareness of dynamics of resilience programming.

FAO’s technical support will consist of strengthening knowledge management on resilience building in IGAD, enhancing intergovernmental organisations’ capacities for food security and nutrition analysis and response as well as the identification, documentation and the dissemination of good practices on resilience in the Horn of Africa.

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