After two consecutive seasons of inadequate rainfall since 2010, the impacts of drought have dominated the humanitarian scene across the Horn of Africa (HoA) from mid-2011. The terms such as risk reduction, vulnerability reduction and resilience building are increasingly becoming the new ‘hot topic’ being highlighted at various drought fora and included in numerous drought-focused project documents.
the UNDP Drylands Development Centre (DDC) developed the Community Based Resilience Assessment (CoBRA) project, with the financial support from the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department of the European Commission (ECHO). Under the framework of the ECHO’s Drought Risk Reduction Action Plan (DRRAP), the CoBRA intends to build on the going efforts and introduce the robust analytical tools through which to measure the socio-economic and environmental impacts of community-based DRR in short and long terms systematically. In particular it focuses on quantifying the results of development and humanitarian interventions for drought in the HoA region, inter alia Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.