Bridging Resilience Theory and Practice in Kenya

The Wotea family stands in front of their house in Bududa District, Uganda. As members of LWR-supported Gumutindo Coffee Cooperative, the family has been assisted with agricultural training and market access. Photo by Jake Lyell for Lutheran World Relief.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Golden Tulip Westlands, Nairobi

The Bridging Resilience Theory and Practice event, hosted by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Lutheran World Relief (LWR), focused on connecting theories of resilience with real-time practices – from researcher to practitioner, the event aimed to continue the conversation of addressing resilience in East Africa through unique, dynamic interventions and projects!

The event consisted of a theoretical approach in the morning with an opening address by a resilience expert and a panel of public, private, and NGO actors sharing their experiences in resilience. In the afternoon, we focused on practices and implementation with presentations on resilience projects and their outcomes in Kenya by LWR and CRS. Our event closed with round table working sessions for all participants to discuss key resilience questions and next steps in strengthening the regional network in resilience programming!

The event included the following speakers and organizations:
• Jesper Hornberg, Founding Partner at Blue Africa Investments
• Murenga Mwimali, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
• Diba Wako, Sidai
• Dr. J.T. Njoka, African Drylands Institute for Sustainability (ADIS) – University of Nairobi
• USAID/Kenya and East Africa Regional Resilience team
• TANGO International

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You can access recorded portions of the event below, along with copies of accompanying presentations in PDF format.

Opening/Keynote Address by Jesper Hornberg, Global Resilience Partnership

Project Presentations

Bridging Resilience in Kenya - Catholic Relief Services
Practical Applications in Resilience: CRS Farmer 2 Farmer Project

 

Bridging Resilience in Kenya - CAFE
Practical Applications in Resilience: LWR CAFÉ Resilience Project