Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM EAT
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Economics of Resilience to Drought Learning Event (Mar 14) 

Dear Development Partner,

“Every $1 invested in resilience over 15 years will result in between US$2.3 and US$3.3 in reduced humanitarian assistance and avoided losses.”  The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) and USAID invite you to participate in a half-day learning event to discuss the evidence behind this statement.  

A recent study commissioned by USAID's Center for Resilience and carried out in collaboration with the NDMA demonstrates that investing in resilience and a more proactive response to avert humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa could reduce the cost to international donors by 30 percent.  Such investment will also protect billions of dollars of income and assets for households and communities affected by drought. 

International development economist Courtenay Cabot Venton will share the results from this recent USAID-funded Economics of Resilience study.  The event will be held on the morning of March 14, 2018. A final agenda will be shared with partners in due course.

Please join us to see how this study could impact your programmes and how decision-makers can use it to back investment decisions in the coming years.

You are kindly requested to register for the event by Friday, 9 March 2017


James Oduor, CEO, NDMA          

Jennifer Maurer, Kenya Resilience Coordinator, USAID 

Co-Chairs ASAL Donor Group