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.