Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Geodata / ILRI / Pastoralism / Resilience / SLS

Generating and sharing more and better data critical to determine resilience in drylands

At the recent ‘2020 resilience’ event in Addis Ababa, scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) organized a side event on ‘measuring and evaluating resilience in drylands of East Africa.’ Panelists from ILRI and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) shared findings on ways to measure and evaluate resilience. Continue reading

Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Event / ILRI / Pastoralism / Resilience / SLS

Are we making a difference with resilience? A quick tour of the obvious, the oblivious and the unconscious

Resilience has been the talk of development and humanitarian communities for some time already – so much so that it runs the risk of creating as much noise and confusion as solutions to practical problems. This is why the 2020 resilience conference, organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 15 to 17 May 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is welcome. Continue reading