Cross-border Community Resilience Project

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USAID’s Cross-Border Community Resilience (CBCR) is a regional project designed to enhance resilience and thus reduce the need for humanitarian assistance among communities in the cross-border clusters of Karamoja, Moyale and Mandera, which cover the borderlands of the following countries:

  • Karamoja includes Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Kenya. 
  • Moyale includes Kenya and Ethiopia; and 
  • Mandera includes Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya

The project aims to strengthen cross-border “clusters”. These clusters are regions in the Horn of Africa that have historically suffered from under investment and whose challenges and vulnerabilities cannot be tackled by national governments alone. It aims to empower local entities, including communities, civil society, private sector, and governments, to implement locally appropriate interventions targeted in addressing conflict, improving livelihoods and/or reducing the risks of shocks and stresses. The project will support local leadership in work planning, implementation, monitoring, and learning, to foster local ownership of development investments. The project is implemented by Chemonics and ACDI/VOCA in collaboration with local organizations under the East Africa Feed-the-Future and the USAID Resilience Challenge Fund and centered around locally led and inclusive development.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 8:45am

Last updated: July 07, 2022