The overall aim of this impact collaboration is to propose changes to the end-to-end processes linking the products of Early Warning Systems (their data, information, analysis and predictive impacts) with decision-making at community levels, so pastoral and agropastoral communities in the Horn of Africa can better manage seasonal variability and its effects on their food security, nutrition and livelihoods.
Resulting from this collaboration, pastoral and agro-pastoral communities will be able to take advantage of more relevant and reliable information, data and other products of Early Warning Systems, applying them as appropriate in their own decisions and anticipatory actions. The project should:
- characterize and understand the needs and preferences of pastoral and agropastoral communities for data and other products of Early Warning Systems and how trust and other factors determine the early and anticipatory actions taken by local communities.
- examine the drivers of anticipatory action and how these are shaped by operational programming, EWS and uncertainties in prediction and forecasted impacts.
- determine how the data and products of Early Warning Systems can be most effectively linked and tailored to meet the needs and local contexts of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities and decision makers.
- advocate for sustainable change (whether that be process, system, data, organisational or behavioral) in the actions of agencies working to deliver Early Warning Systems and anticipatory action for food security in the Horn of East Africa