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Lessons from the Greater Horn of Africa Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting

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Save the Children/IDEAL Activity
8:00am - 9:30am ET

From May 9-12, 2023, the Greater Horn of Africa Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting (RKSM) convened nearly 200 stakeholders for three days of interactive sessions and discussions around how to achieve Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) Coherence in practice. Together, the food security community reflected on effective ways to mitigate the effects of enduring crises affecting the region, explored promising practices and longer-term solutions to improve HDP coherence, and strengthened collaboration across organizations and professionals working in the Greater Horn.

Join this webinar to gain insights on the key highlights and lessons learned from the RKSM, and hear from implementing partners about how such learnings had an impact in their work. Check out IDEAL's report and summary video from the RKSM for additional insights.

The panel will include:

  • Dr. Joshua Wathanga - Moderator
  • Naomi Ayot Oyaro, Charter for Change, CAPAIDS Uganda
  • Fernando Kizito Muhindo, Mercy Corps, Partnership for the Development of Eastern Congo (P-DEC), DRC
  • Dr. Dereje Wakjira, The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  • James Arike, USAID/South Sudan

Please scroll down to see panelist bios.

This event will be in English with French interpretation. It is the first in the four-part series on HDP Coherence: Insights from the Implementing Community.

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Du 9 au 12 mai 2023, la réunion régionale de partage des connaissances (RKSM) de la Grande Corne de l'Afrique a réuni près de 200 professionnels pour trois jours de sessions interactives et de discussions sur la manière de parvenir à la cohérence humanitaire-développement-paix (HDP) en pratique. Ensemble, la communauté de la sécurité alimentaire a réfléchi aux moyens efficaces d'atténuer les effets des crises durables qui affectent la région, a exploré des pratiques prometteuses et des solutions à plus long terme pour améliorer la cohérence HDP, et a renforcé la collaboration entre les organisations et les professionnels qui travaillent dans la Grande Corne de l'Afrique. 

Participez à ce webinaire pour découvrir les principaux points forts et les enseignements tirés du RKSM, et écoutez les partenaires de mise en œuvre expliquer comment ces enseignements ont eu un impact sur leur travail.

Cet événement sera conduit en anglais avec une interprétation en français.

Panel Bios

Dr. Joshua WathangaDr. Joshua Wathanga is an independent consultant in public policy, strategy, and resilience, with more than 30 years of experience supporting multi-lateral, bilateral, and international organizations to achieve successful institutional transformation and impact. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration in Leadership and Change Management from the United States International University-Africa, an MSc in Population and Development from the London School of Economics, and an MBA in Economic Development from the Eastern University in the state of Pennsylvania, USA.


Naomi Ayot OyaroNaomi Ayot Oyaro is the Uganda Country Advisor to Charter for Change (C4C) and the Executive Director of CAPAIDS Uganda. She has experience in program planning and management, localization, and information sharing, and has worked with various local and national organizations in Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya. She is also currently the Coordinator of the Local Coalition Accelerator Uganda Program.


Fernando Kizito MuhindoFernando Kizito Muhindo is the Market System Development Manager for Partnership for Development of Eastern Congo (P-DEC), led by Mercy Corps and funded by USAID. He has 6 years of experience in project management and private sector engagement, and additional experience in working with international organizations on business development, education, and empowerment of key persons, including at-risk youth and displaced persons.


James ArikeJames Arike is a Senior Program Management Specialist with USAID South Sudan’s Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA), and is responsible for managing three BHA-funded Multi-Year Emergency (MYE) programs. He has over 22 years of experience in humanitarian responses, development programs, and capacity development in South Sudan, Sudan, Iraq, and Uganda. He holds an MBA from the University of Sunderland and is a PhD candidate for development planning and management at Universiti Sains Malaysia.