The Department of Land Resource Management & Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), University of Nairobi (UoN), IGAD Centre for Climate Prediction and Application (ICPAC) and Action Aid held a Joint Stakeholder Engagement Workshop for Down2Earth Project at El Boran Hotel in Isiolo from 11-15 October, 2021.
Translation of Climate Information into Multilevel Decision Support for Social Adaptation, Policy development, and Resilience to Water Scarcity in the Horn of Africa Drylands (DOWN2EARTH) project is a 4-years (2020-2024) project. It is funded by European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme. Partners include: Cardiff University (Lead institution), University of Bristol, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Hohenheim, University of Nairobi, IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC), Ghent University, University of East Anglia, Food and Agriculture Organization-Somalia Water and Land Information System (FAO-SWALIM), Climate Analytics, BBC Media Action, Action Aid, Transparency Solutions, and Addis Ababa University.At UoN, Dr. Oliver Vivian Wasonga is the lead researcher for the project. DOWN2EARTH aims to improve existing climate services frameworks; decision support to governments and NGOs; and community-centric adaptation and resilience to climate change.