Integrated Drought Management

GWPEA is implementing the Integrated Drought Management Program in the Horn of Africa aimed at promoting drought resilience of countries, communities and ecosystems in the Horn of Africa

The programme is implemented by GWPEA in close collaboration of Country Water Partnerships in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

IDMP HoA operates with the InterGovernmental Authority on Development Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative(IGAD IDDRISI) framework and will contribute to this regional inititive.

Why Integrated Drought Managemnt in the Horn of Africa?

IDMP is a resource countries can tap into for technical support

  1. Support action and implementation of innovative drought initiatives on the ground, adding to already existing efforts
  2. Is a facility in partnership with other drought initiatives in the region to support countries in practical development and implementation of national drought policies/plan/strategies with the help of Country Water Partnerships(CWP)
  3. Apply the principles of Integrated Water Resource Management(IWRM), involving the GWP ndtwork at country level and thus, providing the fertile ground for other initiatives to take off.

The overall objective of the program is to promote drought resilience of communities in the HoA. This will be through shift from reactive crisis management response to a more proactive approach to drought management, applying the principles of integrated water resource and risk management.

The Program components and approach are:

  • Strengthening capacities and enhancing knowledge development for draught management at regional, national and local levels
  • Support demonstration of innovative initiatives by stakeholders and document best practices and lessons on drought management
  • Strengthen partnerships in drought management
  • influencing policies and practice towards more integrtaed drought management