East Africa’s natural resource base provides the building blocks for agricultural production and economic growth in the region. Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) is a five year $40 million 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.
The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a regional organization of 19 African Member States. COMESA’s mission is to “endeavor to achieve sustainable economic and social progress . . . particularly in trade, customs and monetary affairs, transport, communication and information, technology, industry and energy, gender, agriculture, environment and natural resources.
”USAID ASSISTANCE TO COMESA:
COMESA Integrated Partnership Assistance Agreement (IPAA) (September 29, 2009 - September 30, 2012)
While most countries in the East African region have made progress in reducing under-five mortality rates (in accordance with Millennium Development Goal Four, more needs to be done. The three leading causes of childhood deaths (pneumonia, diarrhea and neonatal issues) together account for up to 75 percent of child mortality. Under-nutrition also contributes to half of all deaths of children under five years old.
Last updated: April 03, 2014