The Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth

The alliance is working to ensure that resilience programming is a core component of dry-land programs in the Horn of Africa.

The Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth

In April 2012, the Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth, an informal network of donors and international organizations, was formed in response to a call from Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Heads of State to support an initiative to end drought emergencies in the Horn.

Members of the Global Alliance are committed to enhance resilience against chronic drought and promote economic growth in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. The Global Alliance brings together relief and development actors and resources around common plans to promote alignment, coordination, and harmonization efforts. In the Horn of Africa specifically, the Global Alliance is committed to support the development of an IGAD regional common program paper (RPP) and the development of country-level program papers (CPPs) by member states in the IGAD region.

The Global Alliance first met in Geneva in June 2012, where members agreed to support a number of key priorities to advance the drought resilience agenda. These include: i) support for the development of common programming frameworks; ii) common monitoring and evaluation frameworks; iii) a knowledge management agenda; and, iv) IGAD capacity building. USAID was designated to serve as the “convener” for the Global Alliance.



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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Uganda, Sudan, Senegal, Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Kenya, Gambia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Chad, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Eastern Africa
  • Start Date 2012
ValueUSD 4 Billion