Norwegian Consortium Launches Joint Resilience Building Project in Ethiopia

Andreas Gaarder
Ambassador Andreas Gaarder speaking during the launching of the project in Addis Ababa. Photo: Hilina Abebe/NCA

22. February a consortium of three Norwegian NGOs launched a Joint Resilience Building Project (JRBP). The project will help improve the livelihood of 9,700 pastoral and agro-pastoralist households in Borena and West Guji Zones in Oromia and Liben and Afder Zones in Somali Regions, often affected by recurring drought, leading to livestock deaths and food insecurity.

The consortium constitutes the Development Fund of Norway (DF– Consortium Lead), Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), together with two local implementing partners, Pastoral Welfare Organization (PWO) and Action for Development (AFD).

H.E. Andreas Gaarder, Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Ethiopia said, “These interventions will strengthen the communities’ resilience to the negative impact of climate variability. Through such measures it’s possible to address challenges related to water, crop, emergency and livestock production.”