German Contribution to drought resilience in the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions at the Horn of Africa

After the disastrous drought of 2011, the BMZ has committed itself to intensify the cooperation in the arid and semi-arid lands at the Horn of Africa to create drought resilience. Mr. Brüntrup supported the ministry in setting up a regional strategy that sets a framework for German cooperation within the region and with its partners.

Project Lead:
Michael Brüntrup


Time frame:
2012 - 2012 / completed

Co-operation Partner:

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)

Project description

Aim of the project was the formulation of a Zero-Draft-Paper of a German regional strategy to support drought resilience in the arid and semi-arid lands at the Horn of Africa. This was to be achieved through the evaluation of secondary literature, interviews with key infomants in Ethiopia, Kenya and Germany, short expert papers,  as well as support for the conceptualisation, carrying out and avaluation of an international workshop. In dialogue with responsibles in BMZ and in the implementing agencies KfW and GIZ intersectoral focus themes were identified for which both the demand is high and the comparative advantages of German copperation clear.