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Resilience through Enhanced Adaptation, Action-learning, and Partnership (REAAP).

Sector : Environment and Global Climate Change

Total Obligation : $3,000,000

Other Implementing Partner(s): Ethiopian Catholic Church Social and Development Coordinating Office of Harar (ECC-SDCOH), Handicap International, Cordaid

Regions of Operation: Oromia

Goal: Increase resilience and reduce long-term vulnerability to current and future climate change and climate-related shocks and stresses in communities in three livelihood areas (farming, agro-pastoralist and pastoralist) in six woredas (districts) of East and West Hararghe.

Objectives:

* Improve access to technical information and analytical tools for decision-making

* Identify and implement actions that increase resilience to climate variability, long-term climate change and climate-related shocks

* Establish and strengthen systems for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation around disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Description:

Historically, Ethiopia has been prone to extreme climate variability, from erratic rainfall, hailstorms and droughts to major flooding.Vulnerability to droughts is greatest in the lowland areas and the densely populated, food-insecure woredas (districts) of the highlands. In these areas, frequent droughts are accelerating the degradation of household and community resilience while heavy rainfall increases flooding, leading to more livestock deaths and water-borne diseases.

The lowland, rain-dependent areas of Oromia Region including East and West Hararghe, and the rain -dependent areas of Bale Zone are highly vulnerable to impacts of chronic drought and food insecurity. These zones exhibit high rates of moderate and severe acute malnutrition, often including high numbers of priority one nutrition hotspot districts, and are impacted by the chronic failure and underperformance of the rains.

The impact of climate change and variability on already fragile environments calls for strategic investments in climate change adaptation (including natural resource management) to help reduce trends towards increased climate vulnerability of people, places and communities.

Expected Results:

* Increased capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate vulnerability and change as result of USAID assistance

* Climate change information used in decision-making

* Implemented risk reducing practices/actions to improve resilience to climate change

* Increased knowledge of climate change impacts and response actions

Project completion date : 2017-09-30 12:00:00

Major organization : CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES

Address : 228 W. Lexington St.

Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3443

Country :United States

Email : info@crs.org

Url : http://www.crs.org/

Financier : United States Agency for International Development (USAID),

Financier address : United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,

Washington, DC 20004,

United States

Website : www.usaid.gov/

Tel : (202) 712-4810,202-712-0000

Fax : (202) 216-3524

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