International Community Announces New Partnership to Strengthen Resilience against Disasters in the Horn of Africa

April 4, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, African partners, and the international community announced a new partnership today to promote resilience against disasters. Senior officials made the announcement at a two-day development conference on the Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.

The partnership-the Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth-will strengthen coordination between development partners, increase economic growth, build new partnerships with the private sector, and reduce food insecurity. This partnership capitalizes on the great progress that has been made by African governments and international organizations in implementing agricultural strategies and investments.

As outlined by President Obama's Feed the Future Initiative, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah emphasized the U.S. Government's priority to reduce food insecurity through strategic investments.