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March 9, 2022

East Africa’s remarkable biodiversity and natural resources fuel national economies and improve the lives of local communities. Yet, many people are unaware of its positive impact or of the steps they could take to conserve and protect their natural capital. USAID is trying to change this through its Increasing East African Media Coverage of Conservation and Wildlife Issues project, supported under an inter-agency agreement with the U.S. Department of Interior and partner Internews. This project empowers East African journalists to cover the environment more effectively.

March 4, 2022

East Africa is endowed with a wealth of biodiversity and natural resources, including some of the most spectacular wildlife and ecosystems in the world. When managed well and equitably, these vast yet fragile lands contribute significantly to national and regional economies and improve the lives of local communities.

March 2, 2022

Despite great strides in economic growth and increased women in leadership in the region, gender inequality remains a significant impediment to growth and well-being across East Africa. Women face differential barriers in access to assets, markets, capital, training, and technologies; and they are underrepresented in—if not restricted from—decision-making spheres at all levels. This limits them from reaching their full potential and fully contributing to their countries’ economies.

March 2, 2022

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a body of eight member states: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda (Eritrea is currently inactive), and is based in Djibouti. Its mission is to assist and complement the efforts of its member states in areas of peace, security, agriculture, environment, economic cooperation, and social development.

February 28, 2022

The Horn of Africa Resilience Network (HoRN) focuses on building resilience in areas of recurrent crisis throughout the drylands across East Africa. Serving as a coordination and learning platform to end extreme hunger in the HoRN communities, HoRN works with resiliency actors in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Somalia. 


Last updated: August 08, 2022

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