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In the Horn of Africa, transformational use of data and evidence help to stem conflict, build peace
March 6, 2023
In global development, it’s sometimes simple to identify our goals and measure our impact. Our goal might be to boost childhood immunizations in a given community, for example, as measured by the...
To build peace in the Horn of Africa, Pact focuses on climate change
June 2, 2022
As it is across much of the world, climate change is significantly affecting weather patterns across the Horn of Africa, resulting in more unpredictable rainfall and more extreme weather events,...
Blog series: Methods to inform responsive, community-led programming
March 18, 2022
This four-part blog series describes a core group of ‘good practices’ that Pact implemented in the Horn of Africa. The European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF)-funded Regional Approaches for...
Q&A: Celebrating Africa Day with Pact leaders across the continent
May 24, 2021
On May 25, 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded as the precursor to the African Union (AU). Each year, Africa Day commemorates the OAU’s...
In the Mandera Triangle, RASMI takes action to build police-community trust amid Covid-19
August 15, 2020
As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches on, governments are hard-pressed to return their countries to some sense of normalcy, even as the virus continues to spread. In Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia,...
From peace champions to health champions: 'Boundary partners' in the Horn of Africa fight Covid-19
July 31, 2020
Since 2017, Pact's RASMI project has worked to build peace in the shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, known as the Mandera Triangle. The region has long experienced armed conflict,...
In Mandera Triangle, women leaders stem violent extremism among youth
June 13, 2019
The shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, also known as the Mandera Triangle, have experienced armed conflict, extremist violence and political instability for years.
With trust-building dialogues, East African clans make peace
June 11, 2019
For many years, the Marehan and Murule clans in East Africa’s Mandera Triangle have lived in conflict. They share social and natural resources across the borders separating Somalia, Ethiopia and...
The RASMI project: Building peace in Africa’s Mandera Triangle
March 14, 2019
Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration, or RASMI, works to build peace in the Mandera Triangle, a border region of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia that has experienced...
Pact launches new USAID program to strengthen access to justice and legal aid provision in Somaliland
February 27, 2019
Today, a new expanding access to justice program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was launched, in a ceremony observed by the Somaliland Minister of Justice, H...