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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.



EUR 3 302 653

SEEK II - prevent conflict


The Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration - RASMI II

EUR 1 000 000



Building Opportunities for Resilience in the Horn of Africa - BORESHA II

EUR 3 000 000

Building Opportunities for Resilience in the Horn of Africa -BORESHA II


Cross-border collaboration programme in Western Ethiopia and Eastern Sudan - GIZ

EUR 20 000 000

Cross-border collaboration programme in Western Ethiopia and Eastern Sudan


Collaboration In Cross-Border Areas - PACT

EUR 2 992 500



Cross-border cooperation in Marsabit-Moyale cluster

EUR 2 100 000

Cross-border cooperation between Ethiopia and Kenya


Support for Effective Cooperation and Coordination of Cross-border Initiatives (SECCCI)

EUR 5 665 288



Omo Delta Project (Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany)

EUR 12 000 000



BORESHA - Danish Refugee Council

EUR 13 300 000



Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI) - PACT 

EUR 2 850 000



Action Fiche

2 MARZO 2023
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Region and Country
Horn of AfricaRegional Horn of Africa
Greater economic and employment opportunitiesImproved governance and conflict preventionStrengthening resilience of communities
GIZUnited Nations Development ProgrammeIntergovernmental Authority on DevelopmentVétérinaires Sans Frontières GermanyPACTDanish Refugee Council

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