WG 2: Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa: Natural Resource Management, Conflict and Resilience

The working group will explore the potential for transformational change on two fronts: at the local level, the potential for sustainable land management (through stronger tenure rights) to improve security, development and climate resilience; and at the regional level, the importance of regional cooperation among Horn of Africa countries, especially with regard to transboundary water and pastoral lands, for building regional security.


  • Examine the multi-dimensional role of the environment in drylands in the context of disasters 

  • Share insights on how climate change is reflected through food insecurity, water scarcity, land issues, migration, pastoral and agricultural conflicts, and the implications for regional conflicts

  • Share experiences on using natural resilience to build human resilience – the economics of resilience and the returns on investments in dryland systems to build long-term climate resilience, especially at the household and community level

  • Examine the importance of regional cooperation among HoA countries with respect to shared watersheds, agro-ecosystems, range lands, coastal and marine resources for strengthening climate resilience, security and stability across the region

  • Highlight the need for greater allocation of resources and innovative financing to support targeted programmes in every country

Co-organised by

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Working Group Contact

Jenny Clover (Institute for Environmental Security)