On July 5,2017 Conservation International joined the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and additional partners to launch the Food Security Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP).
The project, “Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Sub Saharan Africa”, spans 12 countries in three key dryland zones in Africa. These include the Sahel (Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Ghana), the Horn of Africa and East African Highlands (Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi) and the Southern Africa Drylands (Malawi and Swaziland).
Conservation International through Vital Signs is leading the work on Designing a Regional Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the program. Furthermore, Vital signs also plans to support the country projects to implement the monitoring and assessment work in their own national projects.
Our team is already in discussion with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support country work in Ethiopia, Uganda and possibly Nigeria.
If you have additional questions, please contact Alice Ruhweza.