August 2017

The role of Groundwater in Drought Resilience in the IGAD Region

Validation Workshop, Addis Ababa, July 26-27, 2017 

The World Bank Regional Initiative in Support of the Horn of Africa (2014) envisioned to conduct a regional groundwater assessment to address food insecurity, energy insecurity and water insecurity, and promote regional integration. The first phase of work on the Regional Groundwater Initiative (RGI) is being executed with the objective determining to what degree groundwater can contribute systematically and practically to strengthen resilience of drought affected communities in the IGAD region.