For the strongest response to these crises, USAID created Joint Planning Cells (JPCs) in the Horn of
Africa and the Sahel bringing together relief and development teams to identify ways to layer, sequence and integrate humanitarian assistance and development programs around the shared goal of building resilience.
The Horn of Africa JPC has developed plans focused on the region's worst hit areas and aims to benefit directly 10 million people and to reduce the region's emergency caseload by one million people by 2017. Based on a joint problem analysis undertaken by humanitarian and development experts for the region, the Sahel JPC has drafted a strategy and results framework for proposed resilience-building activities in Niger and Burkina Faso.
The Sahel JPC is now developing program designs and will work with other donors
and host governments to align activities with country‐led plans, needs on the ground, and the comparative resources and operational advantages of donors.
Last updated: December 02, 2012