Farhia Mohamud Afgoye district is 30 kilometers from Mogadishu’s capital; Southwest state’s interim capital, Baidoa, is 196 kilometers away from Afgoye. This distance creates a void in establishing a durable solutions unit and implementing those plans in Afgoye because of the security concerns present in the town. Therefore, the burden of receiving IDPs and returnees fell on the shoulders of the host community due to the absence of institutional support
What is adaptation and resilience in the context of environmental change? : Case studies from Laikipia and Turkana Counties, Kenya
Watch The Research and Evidence Facility’s debut webinar highlighting findings from environmental change and resilience research in Kenya.
To understand resilience, I realised I should instead start living, working, resting, playing, and hearing stories as much as my untrained body would allow—there where shade is only found in the shadows of clouds.
Resilience in Action: Local practices and development/humanitarian policies: A review of resilience in the drylands of Turkana
Greta Semplici This rapid review investigates the adoption of ideas of resilience by the development and humanitarian sector. It compares practices of resilience, emerging from fieldwork with Turkana herders in northern Kenya, with an analysis of resilience policies and shows how resilience is understood programmatically and translated into design, implementation and evaluation phases by development and humanitarian actors. Resilience thinking is pervasive in scholarly and policy circles (Korosteleva, 2019; Xu
Information and communication technologies and mobility in the Horn of Africa: a review of the literature
Peter Chonka and Yidnekachew Haile This review examines how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) affect intentions and behaviours relating to mobility within the Horn of Africa (HoA). A recent review of literature conducted by the Research and Evidence Facility (REF) – a project of the European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa (HoA Window) – has highlighted a growing body of research examining the role of social media in