What is the programme about?
The programme is designed to address conflict and peacebuilding initiatives and contribute to Sustainable Peace and Socio-economic Transformation” to transform the region into a prosperous peaceful and resilient community. It also focuses on reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience of communities affected by conflict in the border areas of Marsabit County, Kenya and the Borana and Dawa Zones, Ethiopia.
The Ethiopia-Kenya Cross-Border programme is expected to be achieved through capacity building and the creation of alternative livelihoods and cross- border trade aimed at reducing poverty, inequality, low education levels and poor quality, inadequate access to basic health care and unemployment, especially among the youth; and sustainable and effective utilization of the resources of the region.
Key result areas of the project include;
- Improved capacity of local governments for preventing conflict and promoting sustainable peace
- Enhanced peace and strengthen community resilience to prevent conflict and withstand shocks
- Efficiency and effective delivery of outputs and activities on conflict prevention and peace building enhanced