OMO DELTA PROJECT

Project title:

Building Opportunities for RESilience in the Horn of Africa (BORESHA)

Start Date:

2018

End Date:

2021

Project Location:

Ethiopia (South Omo, Bench Maji) and Kenya (Turkana and Marsabit)

Cross-border cluster:

Cluster 1, Cluster 2

Priority Intervention areas (PIAs):

PIA 1: Natural resources and environment management
PIA 2: Market access, trade and financial services
PIA 3 : Livelihoods support and basic social services
PIA 4 : Disaster risk management, preparedness and effective response
PIA 5: Research, knowledge management and technology transfer
PIA 6: Conflict prevention, resolution and peace building
PIA 7: Coordination, institutional strengthening and partnerships

Lead Organization:

Veterenaires Sans Frontieres Germany (VSF-G)

Collaborating organizations:

Mercy Corps, VITA, EPaRDA, CIFA, TUPADO

Financial sources:

European Union

Project description:

From 18 to 24 July 2018, representatives from Kenya and Ethiopia of the 6 NGOs implementing the project "Omo Delta" met in Addis Ababa to discuss and validate the baseline survey undertaken in the project area Turkana and Marsabit in Kenya and South Omo and Bench Maji in Ethiopia. The aim was to provide a robust guide to evidence-based programming and to establish benchmarks for changes resulting from project intervention. The Omo Delta project is one of the seven initiatives under the Cross-border Collaboration Programme funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa.
The project started at the beginning of 2018 and is being implemented by Veterinarians Without Borders Germany and five partner NGOs working in Ethiopia and Kenya (Mercy Corps, VITA, EPaRDA, CIFA and TUPADO). The general objective is to increase stability in the area and promote economic development and greater resilience, particularly among youth, women and displaced people. More specifically, the project has the overall goal of increasing the income of 45,000 families in the project area by EUR 600 by 2020.

Contacts:

Nicoletta Buono
n.buono@DRCKENYA.ORG
Head of BORESHA consortium
Boresha@drckenya.org

EU Delegation to kenya
delegation-kenya@eeas.europa.eu

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