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Disaster risk reduction/management to support agropastoral communities affected by recurrent droughts and other natural disasters in southern Angola and northern Namibia

Disaster risk reduction/management to support agropastoral communities affected by recurrent droughts and other natural disasters in southern Angola and northern Namibia

Full title of the project:

Disaster risk reduction/management to support agropastoral communities affected by recurrent droughts and other natural disasters in southern Angola and northern Namibia

Target areas:

Southern Angola and northern Namibia

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 000 000
05/05/2016-31/10/2017
Project code:
OSRO/SFS/601/USA
Objective:

To strengthen food security, reduce and manage disaster risk, and increase the resilience of agropastoral livelihoods by building the capacity of communities and local institutions in disaster risk reduction and management (DDR/M) methods.

Key partners:

Government institutions, NGOs

Beneficiaries reached:

Vulnerable agropastoralists affected by frequent droughts.

Activities implemented:
  • 4 300 people in Angola participated in agropastoral field schools (APFS).
  • In Angola, trained government technicians at national and provincial levels in food security analysis using the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) and organized a pilot IPC analysis.
  • Established four new water wells and two reservoirs in Angola.
  • Set up a central nursery with 5 000 trees and established 103 community nurseries in Angola.
  • Distributed 1 million sweet potato and cassava cuttings in Angola.
  • Strengthened community animal health worker (CAHW) systems in both countries through refresher training for 32 CAHWs in Angola, training for 105 new CAHWs in both countries and training for 900 basic CAHWs in Angola.
  • Strengthened community-level early warning systems (EWS) in both countries.
  • Supported the development of a national strategy to mainstream DRR/M and climate change adaptation (CCA) in Namibia.
  • Trained government focal points in Namibia on DRR/M and CCA.
  • Supported communities in Namibia to refurbish nurseries and installed water-saving technologies in two communities.
  • Trained 3 800 agropastoralists in Namibia to minimize disaster risk and strengthen their resilience, provided farming inputs for 12 community gardens and 720 people.
Impact:
  • Contributed to enhanced resilience of drought-hit families in the project areas.
  • Strengthened national capacity to better prepare for and respond to crises affecting vulnerable agropastoral communities.
  • Enhanced community-level livestock health provision and provided agropastoral households with alternative livelihood options.