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Community Organizations Regional Learnig and Advocacy Programme (REGLAP)
Regional Learnig and Advocacy Programme (REGLAP)
Regional Learnig and Advocacy Programme (REGLAP)

The Regional Learning and Advocacy Programme or REGLAP (which was known previously as the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Advocacy Project) is funded by ECHO (European Commission Humanitarian Office) and aims to reduce the vulnerability of pastoral communities through policy and practice change in the Horn and East Africa.

REGLAP also seeks to promote the integration of humanitarian assistance with development interventions through disaster risk reduction (DRR) among governments, donors and national and international CSOs (civil society organisations).

The third cycle of the project has been running since July 2010 with a primary focus on Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.


REGLAP aims to reduce the vulnerability of pastoral communities to drought and failed rains through policy and practice change in the Horn and East Africa.

Project objectives and focus

The overall objective of REGLAP is directly in-line with the Priority for Action 1 of the Hyogo Framework that seeks to ensure that DRR is a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation.

The project works in four key areas:

  • Civil society advocacy capacity: Increase civil society capacity for documenting and sharing lessons learnt and conducting advocacy work around DRR.
  • Knowledge gathering and lessons learnt: Harness and package existing knowledge, good practice and lessons learnt from community based actions and disseminate to key practitioners.
  • Good DRR practice: Build a shared understanding of what constitutes good DRR practice and promote improved implementation.
  • Policy dialogue: Utilise leaming to influence the development and implementation of national and regional disaster risk reduction and related policies.



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Broken Lands, Broken Lives? Causes, processes and impacts of land fragementation in the rangelands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

Reports & Research
December, 2010

The report considers the causes, processes and impacts of rangeland fragmentation on pastoralists in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Causes and processes include privatisation of resources, commercial investment, invasion of land by non-native plants, commercialisation including growth in individual enclosures, and conservation/National Parks. The impacts include increasing wealth divides and a growing inability to overcome and vulnerability to drought.