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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Collaboration in Cross-Border Areas of the Horn of Africa Region

The overall objective of the action is to prevent and mitigate the impact of local conflict in these borderland areas, and to promote economic development and greater resilience. This will include investments in conflict management and resolution capacities; enhancing and diversifying livelihoods, including livestock, agriculture and fisheries; strengthening basic service delivery; natural resource management; and promoting cross-border trade and private sector development

The programme was officially launched January 2017 during an IGAD extra ordinary General Assembly.

A top-up of €5 million to this action was approved in October 2021, aiming to strengthen the progress that has been achieved since 2017 and ensure the gains made have a lasting impact on beneficiaries.

Main objectives

The specific objectives are:
• To prevent local conflict and mitigate its impact;
• To promote economic and private sector development, and greater resilience, particularly among vulnerable groups (e.g. youth, women, displaced people);
• To ensure effective trans-boundary cooperation and coordination of cross-border initiatives.


Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany

EUR 12 000 000

Omo Delta Project: Expanding the Rangeland to achieve Growth & Transformation in Turkana (Kenya) and South Omo (Ethiopia)

EUR 1 000 000

Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration

Danish Refugee Council

EUR 13 300 000

Building Opportunities for Resilience in the Horn of Africa (BORESHA)

United Nations Development Programme

EUR 2 100 000

Cross-border cooperation between Ethiopia and Kenya for conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Marsabit-Moyale cluster

Collaboration In Cross-Border Areas: Cluster I- Lot 1 Pact SEEK

EUR 3 302 653



EUR 2 850 000

Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI)


EUR 20 000 000

Cross-border collaboration programme in Western Ethiopia and Eastern Sudan

Action Fiche

2 MARCH 2023
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