Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development


The PREPARED programme is a five year, multi-organisation, comprehensive programme aimed at mainstreaming integrated, multi-sectoral, evidence-based, climate-resilient development planning and programme implementation into the EAC and its Partner States’ development agendas. The overall goal of PREPARED is to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of East African economies, transboundary freshwater ecosystems, and communities, targeting three key development challenges that are likewise high priority areas for the US Government.

PREPARED has three integrated objectives:

  • Objective 1: Climate change adaptation technical capacity, policy leadership, and action readiness of regional institutions improved
  • Objective 2: Resilient and sustainable management of biologically significant transboundary freshwater ecosystems in the East African Community region strengthened;
  • Objective 3: Resilient and sustainable water supply, sanitation, and waste water treatment services in the Lake Victoria Basin enhanced

Under Objective 2, LTS Africa is working in concert with other PREPARED partners on activities related to biodiversity conservation.

LTS is leading Component 2 (Biodiversity Conservation) of this project (a $2 million component), using the regional knowledge of LTS Africa and decades of experience in transboundary biodiversity conservation in East Africa to provide targeted support by conducting key ecosystem and biodiversity assessments.

New Publication: Coping with Change

Since 2006, the Productive Safety Net Programme has provided regular and predictable cash and/or food transfers to very poor households in the poorest parts of Ethiopia to help them meet their basic needs. In exchange, most of these poor households have worked on community projects, restoring the natural environment, as well as renovating social infrastructure such as primary schools, health posts and roads.

“Coping with Change: How Ethiopia’s PSNP & HABP are building resilience to climate change” is a publication produced by LTS for World Bank as one of the outputs of the Productive Safety Net Programme and Household Asset Building Programme: Climate Smart Initiative. It can be downloaded here.