Name: DROUGHT RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME DRLSP-IV ERITREA
Approval date: 24-Jan-2017
Task Manager: NUWAGIRA Asaph, RDGE2
Total cost: 5310000 Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing Cofinanced: 5310000
Implementing Agency: GOVERNMENT OF ERITREA
Location: Zoba Maekel, Zoba Gash Barka and Zoba De
Expected/designed cross-cutting focus/benefits In the medium and long-term, the project interventions will support activities to rebuild existing livelihoods through investment in integrated land management andmanagement and also investment in agricultural and water infrastructure . Gender will be mainstreamed in all the components of the project including the promotion of water infrastructure with gender sensitive feature and inclusion of women in the natural resources management structures. The project will support women groups and youth for income generating activities focusing on their access to trade and market through capacity building activities, access to property of the developed land and other resources, providing agro processing storage and technologies for commercialization of agriculture, fisheries and livestock products. The DRSLP program as a whole and DRSLP-II in particular is classified as category 2 according to the Bank's Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures (ESAP) and requires a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA). The negative impacts of the program will be limited and will be managed by tools that will be proposed through the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) resulting from the SESA.
9.1PRSP and CSP Priorities- Key Development Issues the Project is aiming to address The project is consistent with the principles of key sub-regional and national initiatives, policies and programs, adopted by the governments of the participating countries over the last few years, namely (i) The "IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSSI)" Regional Programing Paper (2013); (ii) the Country's Programming Papers (CPP) "To End Drought emergencies in The Horn of Africa" (2012); (iii) Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP); (iv) The IGAD 'Minimum Integration Plan which focuses on joint use and management of water resources for food security; (v) the Livestock Policy Initiative (IGAD-LPI), (and (v) the National Development Strategies of the Government of State of Eritrea. The project also takes cognizance of the Bank Group policies and strategies (see 3.4).