RKSM Resources

A mother and her children sit under a porch roof of a mud house. There are four children.
Esther Ruth Mbabazi / Save The Children


Below is a collection of resources and materials shared during group sessions at the RKSM. Click here to access the RKSM Program Booklet and read IDEAL's report presenting the RKSM’s primary learnings on improving HDP coherence across the Greater Horn of Africa here!

Joint Planning

Leveraging Mapping to Improve Joint Planning and Implementation

Collective Impact

Centering Local Knowledge for HDP Coherence

SLI for more Crisis-Responsive Water Security

Integrating Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding in Food Crisis Response

SLI for Resilient Livelihoods to Improve Food and Nutrition Security

Improved Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) for HDP Coherence

Harnessing the Benefits of Data Sharing across HDP: Insights from Ethiopia

Emerging Issues in MEL for Peacebuilding

Technology for Data Sharing: Options for IPs across HDP Pillars

Adapting Early Warning Systems to Support Early/Anticipatory Action

Pathways Toward Climate Resilient Livelihoods

Pastoralist Livelihoods in the Face of Climate Change

Sustainable Agriculture in a Changing Climate

Climate Resilient Water Management Practices

Adaptive Management

10 Minute AM: Simple Tools for Learning and Adaptive Management When Time is Short


Click the links below to watch video recordings of panels conducted during plenary sessions at the RKSM.

HDP Coherence in the Greater Horn of Africa

This panel focused on the concept of humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) coherence, which aims to promote complementary collaboration across humanitarian, development, and peace actors in pursuit of a common agenda. Its goal is to maximize impact and sustainability of programs across different kinds of assistance and to reduce the need for humanitarian assistance over time. The panel examined how HDP coherence can be applied in the context of the Horn of Africa and how it can help to build resilient communities that are better able to withstand future shocks and crises. The discussion also explored the challenges of achieving HDP coherence in a complex and dynamic environment and the importance of collaboration and coordination among actors working in these areas.

Moderator: Dr. Joshua Wathanga


  • Tesfaye Beshah, Regional Program Coordinator, IGAD
  • Soledad Rogers, Regional Director, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance East Africa
  • Olga Petryniak, Senior Director Resilience, Mercy Corps East Africa
  • Sam Owilly, Chief Executive Officer, BOMA

Watch Recording

Inclusive and Context-Specific Design and Implementation of HDP Initiatives at the Cross-Border Level

This panel discussion focused on the institutionalization HDP coherence at the cross-border level. The discussion explored the current status of HDP coherence implementation by regional intergovernmental agencies, national, and sub-national governments. The panelists also examined the approaches for implementing HDP at the cross-border level and the lessons and opportunities that can be learned from successful implementation. Furthermore, the panelists discussed the engagement of key stakeholders in the design and implementation of HDP interventions, including the importance of coordination and collaboration across different sectors and agencies. The panel also discussed effective resourcing for HDP coherence and identified key considerations for ensuring HDP coherence at the cross-border level.

Moderator: Kimberly Hickok Smith, Consultant, Filatec


  • Dr. Dereje Wakjira, Director, IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD)
  • Yasin Salah, Regional Resilience and Livestock Development Specialist, USAID Kenya/East Africa
  • Jebiwot Sumbeiywo, Chief of Party, Cross-Border Community Resilience (CBCR) Activity

Watch Recording

Finding Recovery in the Nexus: Is Transition from Humanitarian Assistance to Development Possible in a World of Constant Crisis?

In situations of crisis, humanitarian assistance is often the primary focus to provide immediate life-saving assistance to those affected. However, the ultimate goal is to help affected communities transition from a state of emergency to a more sustainable and resilient state of development. Panelists discussed how the transition from humanitarian assistance to development is almost never linear and how it is important to recognize that in a world of constant crisis, development efforts must be adaptable and flexible, able to respond quickly to changing circumstances and emerging needs. Panelists shared their experiments with new approaches, what they have learned from successes and failures, and ways of working together with various actors to ensure that humanitarian assistance is delivered in a way that lays the foundation for long-term development.

Moderator: Rita Larok, Chief of Party, Graduating to Resilience, AVSI Uganda


  • Tracy O’Heir, USAID/BHA Deputy Office Chief
  • Erickson Bisetsa, Chief of Party, ACCESS, World Vision South Sudan
  • Sarah Hulburt, Deputy Chief of Party, Livelihoods for Resilience, CARE Ethiopia

Watch Recording


Read the following blogs to hear attendee perspectives and takeaways from the RKSM.

Decorative border

Questions? Contact us at rksm-horn@fsnnetwork.org

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