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WeltHungerHilfe (WHH) and PACIDA Enhancing resilience of agro-pastoralists and pastoralists

In, 2018, Right Track Africa carried out a final evaluation for a project which was undertaken by Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and PACIDA. WHH partnered with PACIDA in Kenya and AFD in Ethiopia to implement a BMZ funded project “Enhancing resilience of agro pastoralists and pastoralists in the Borana zone in the Dillo, Dirre, Miyo, Moyale, and Teltele districts, Oromia Region, Ethiopia and in the North Horr, Maikona and Sololo sub-counties in the Marsabit County in Kenya”. The two organizations commissioned an external end-of-project evaluation for an analysis of end-of-project results and how the interventions have led to long lasting change in the lives of beneficiary communities, as well as the effect of any other confounding factors. The evaluation applied OECD/DAC criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability as a guide to key evaluation questions.

The objective of the project (KEN 1125) was to improve the living conditions of the pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in the Borana Zone of the border-region between Ethiopia and Kenya and to enhance their resilience against drought. The specific objectives of the project were: To increase adequate nutrition for the target groups, to support access to safe drinking water by the beneficiaries, to increase and diversify the beneficiaries’ sources of income and to support disaster management mechanisms and coordination.

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is one of the largest non-government aid agencies in Germany. The organization provides integrated aid: from rapid disaster aid to reconstruction and long-term development assistance in conjunction with local partner organizations. In Kenya, WHH has a country office in Nairobi, with intervention areas in mainly arid and semi-arid regions namely Makueni, Kitui, Kajiado, Narok, Tana River, Marsabit and Turkana. Other interventions areas in non-arid areas include Siaya, Kakamega, Bungoma and Vihiga County. PACIDA was established in 2008 as an indigenous and not-for-profit organization in Kenya with the main aim of bridging the humanitarian and development gaps through increased networking, lobbying and partnership with local communities, government and development partners. The organization has been working with pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in the County of Marsabit in Northern Kenya bordering Ethiopia to the south. The organization strives to strengthen local capacities and builds on local initiatives.