FOOD, NUTRITION SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAM
WATER AND SANITATION PROGRAM
Building Opportunities for Resilience in the Horn of Africa
March 2019 - March 2024
BORESHA is a 3 year cross-border EU funded project that is implemented by a consortium led by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), CARE, WYG and World Vision as the other consortium members.
The overall objective is to promote economic development and greater resilience, particularly among vulnerable groups.
Through BORESHA project in the Mandera triangle (Kenya, Ethiopia and Somali) and in support of successful participatory rangeland management, CARE is facilitating partnerships between government service institutions and community resource management groups and strengthening the capacity of community leadership.
By facilitating inclusive land use planning, policy and practice, the project aims at enhancing community resilience and alternative livelihoods.
1. Strengthen cross-communities’ capacities to identify their own priorities, plan and advocate for measures to help them withstand shocks
2. Promote the development of inclusive cross-border environment for livestock and non-livestock trade and business, and foster private sector opportunities for women and young people
3. Support the equitable and conflict sensitive management of natural resources in the cross-border area
The aim is for communities to become more resilient and self-reliant; individuals, including women and young men, will have the skills and opportunity take up a more diverse range of employment and livelihoods options; natural resources will be used more rationally, and with less conflict; local governments will be more accountable to their constituencies; and fewer people will be displaced within, or migrate out from, the cross-border region.
Building Community Resilience
This project provides access to grants that facilitate the strengthening of cross-border markets, connectivity and trade which build resilience within the communities.
Livelihood and Economic Improvement
Improving access to business skill training and finance that lead to diversified employment opportunities which result in livelihood and economic improvement.
Natural Resource Management
The project focuses on the planning and management of cross-border natural resources and rehabilitation of rangelands while managing invasive species.
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Roles and Responisbilities
Strengthening the planning and management of cross-border natural resource
Community-led protection and rehabilitation of rangelands and management of invasive species
Installation of roof rain water harvesting in 30 schools and build capacity on environmental management
Rehabilitation of construction of 9 water points across the border area
Community demonstrating how social distancing is done during health education training taking place Girisa IDP Centre.
Community in Mandera North getting health education on covid-19 prevention after collecting their WASH supplies under BORESHA project in Mandera County.
Evaluating Impacts of Gender Integration on Agriculture
This project evalutes the impacts of gender-transformative appraoches to climate resilience.