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Eastern and Central Africa: Subregional Emergency Office for Eastern and Central Africa (REOA) coordination activities

Eastern and Central Africa: Subregional Emergency Office for Eastern and Central Africa (REOA) coordination activities

Full title of the project:

Eastern and Central Africa: Subregional Emergency Office for Eastern and Central Africa (REOA) coordination activities

Target areas:

Eastern and Central Africa

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 300 000
Implementation:
04/07/2012-31/12/2012
Project code:
OSRO/RAF/210/USA
Objective:

To support the monitoring of food security conditions in the region; promote efforts to use response analysis to identify improved, better coordinated crisis responses; provide technical support to FAO country offices to develop more effective risk reduction programming; and to develop risk reducing options for rural communities.

Key partners:

Government and non-government FSNWG members.

Beneficiaries reached:

Direct beneficiaries: FSNWG partners; indirect beneficiaries: communities in the region affected by the 2010–11 drought.

Activities implemented:
  • Disseminated regular integrated food security and nutrition updates and advocacy materials to the Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group and national stakeholders.
  • Applied response analysis to improve food security emergency, recovery and resilience building interventions in the Horn of Africa.
  • Reinforced country level disaster risk reduction measures.
  • Provided field programme support for conservation agriculture training.
Impact:
  • Those requiring emergency assistance in the Horn of Africa decreased dramatically from mid-2011 to January 2013: about 12 365 027 people were estimated to be in crisis or emergency conditions in 2011, which was reduced to 5 881 331 in January 2013.
  • Regional and country partners, together with FAO country offices, are better prepared to support resilience-building initiatives as affected populations respond to disasters in Eastern and Central Africa.
  • FAO country offices developed more effective risk reduction programming, and risk reducing options for rural communities.