Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) is a five year program (2012-2016) designed to mainstream climate-resilient development planning and program implementation into the East African Community (EAC) and its Partner States’ development agendas.
PREPARED is being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda. The program addresses three key development challenges of the EAC:
i) increasing resiliency to climate change; ii) managing transboundary freshwater biodiversity conservation and iii) improving access to drinking water supply and sanitation services.
The program’s major institutional partners are the East African Community Secretariat’s Climate Change Coordination Unit (CCCU), the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), IGAD’s Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), the EAC Partner States, and US Contractor, Tetra Tech ARD.
PREPARED’s first Strategic Work Planning Workshop took place in April 3-5, 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. At this workshop, Dr. Jeffrey Ashley, USAID East Africa Mission Director stated: “we don’t really know what else will happen as temperatures continue to rise and rainfall patterns change… what we expect from PREPARED is better, more relevant information; better ways of organizing it, using it, and sharing it; and tools to support climate-smart decision-making and risk reduction throughout the region and the EAC partner states.”
Last updated: October 31, 2013