R4 Rural Resilience Initiative

Quarterly Report | October - December 2016

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food-insecure communities enduring increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters and other shocks. The program builds on the initial success of HARITA (Horn of Africa Risk Transfer for Adaptation), an integrated risk management framework developed by Oxfam America, the Relief Society of Tigray (REST), Ethiopian farmers and several other national and global partners.

This report provides an update on key R4 achievements from October to December 2016, presents the results of an end-of-season assessment in Ethiopia, and highlights a key learning event that was held in Boston to increase staff capacity to implement diverse approaches to building resilience in various contexts. 



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