Our current work

In our role as a coordinator and provider of technical support for IGAD and its member states, we are currently involved in numerous regional and national research initiatives to build resilience in the Horn of Africa.


In partnership with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Technical Consortium is collaborating on the development of a framework to enable decision-makers to model the impact of decisions on resilience outcomes.

The framework will provide the opportunity to:

  • ensure coherent and transparent investment decision-making, based on the evaluation and assessment of multi-level, local-to-transboundary challenges and mutually agreed upon and articulated outcomes,
  • harness development and disaster relief experience and robust scientific evidence, to utilise ex-ante and collectively determined case studies to analyse, test and refine decision-support tools, analytical frameworks and metrics developed by the Technical Consortium and others,
  • assess and prioritise decisions to evaluate potential impact for resilience and growth, and
  • allow scientists within the CGIAR system to test their innovations with respect to sustainable development impact.

It is anticipated that the first site for developing a case study will be in northern Kenya, which will be followed by similar sites in the remaining member states.