The Drylands Learning and Capacity Building Initiative for improved policy and practice in the Horn of Africa (DLCI) is a knowledge management and advocacy resource organization registered in Kenya. Previously known as REGLAP (the Regional Learning and Advocacy programme), it supports collaborative learning and documentation on drylands development and advocacy for improved policy and practice. DLCI currently focuses its capacity building support in Kenya but draws from and disseminates findings to other countries with substantial drylands in the HoA.
Vision: People in the drylands of the Horn of Africa are empowered and equitably represented in resilience and development policy and practice.
Mission: To promote evidence-based policy and practice amongst dryland stakeholders.
Support the rights of all individuals in the drylands to fully participate in their development.
Promote transparency, accountability, collaboration and synergy of dryland actors.
What They Do
DLCI promotes improved policy and practice in drylands area by encouraging development actors to document and disseminate their learning and advocate for improved policy and practice. It is increasingly focusing on capacity building of citizens and local governments.
In recent years REGLAP has focused on two main areas:
- Learning support and documentation on dryland issues: via regional learning groups, an annual journal, technical briefs, good practice principles and strategic studies. Study areas included: land fragmentation, gender, integrated planning, the challenges of crop agriculture and improved data collection on pastoralists. A number of synthesis documents provided key reference materials for dryland resilience.
- Advocacy on priority issues relating to dryland resilience nationally and regionally: via policy briefs, direct lobbying/influencing, media training, workshops, capacity building of CSOs, and support to national and regional governmental organisations.
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