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Location: Kitui, Makueni and Taita Taveta
Overview Of Resilience Learning Activity
The Resilience Learning Activity (RLA) is a five-year, USAID-funded initiative (2019-2024) that supports regional, national, and local organizations and institutions in Northern Kenya, South Eastern Kenya, Somalia, and the Horn of Africa to undertake analysis while strengthening their capacities for analytics; facilitating learning for adaptive management; and improving knowledge management and communication to align with USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance and the Horn of Africa Resilience Framework.
In Kenya, RLA provides backbone support to the South Eastern Kenya (SEK) Coordination Mechanism, in the South Eastern region of the country.
The mechanism brings together USAID implementing partners in the three counties of Kitui, Makueni and Taita Taveta and local partners to coordinate resilience and economic growth activities and streamline USAID’s investments.
To achieve this, SEK takes on the role of lead learning partner to guide and facilitate SEK partners, ensuring evidence-based learning, analytics, and adaptive management to partners and county governments alike.