The Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity (PARA)

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The Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity (PARA): The Pastoral AreasResilience Activity consists of core activities and crisis modifieractivities. The core activities willtarget 250,000 households (approximately 1.5 million people) in 30 or more selecteddistricts (Woredas) of Oromia, Somali, Afar and potentially South Omo bytackling the root causes of vulnerability for lowlands households to improvetheir capacity to withstand and recover from climate and conflict relatedshocks and stresses. These include weak disaster risk management capacity atdifferent levels, limited livelihood diversification options, poor livestockand crop productivity and market linkages and low levels of nutrition.Implementation will focus on systems change, with a strong learning componentto ensure interventions are adapted per the latest analysis and research. The Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity willbe one piece to the larger puzzle of building the resilience of Ethiopia'spastoral populations, and partnerships with other implementers, donors, the GoEand the private sector will be essential to reach the scale needed for realsystems change. The overall purpose of PARAwill be: to improve resilience to enhance food security and inclusive economic growth. It has the following five interrelatedintermediate results: Component 1: Improved Disaster RiskManagement Systems and Capacity; Component 2: Diversified and SustainableEconomic Opportunities for People Transitioning out from Pastoralism; Component 3: Intensified and SustainedPastoral and Agro-Pastoral Production and Marketing; Component 4: Improved Nutritional Statusof Targeted Households; and Component 5: Crisis Modifier. This multifaceted activityis expected to be a major component in USAID's contribution to improvingEthiopia's ability to withstand major shocks in the pastoral regions, acritical element on the journey to self-reliance.
Federal Grant Title: The Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity (PARA)
Federal Agency Name: Ethiopia USAID Addis Ababa (USAID-ETH)
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: 72066319RFA00004
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 28th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: June 28th, 2019
Posted Date: May 21st, 2019
Creation Date: May 21st, 2019
Archive Date: July 28th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $56,875,996
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $56,875,996
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: May 21st, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Ms. Tigist Yifru
Acquisition Assistance Management Specialist
Phone +251-11-1306096
Ms. Wubet Zeleke
Acquisition & Assistance Management Specialist, USAID/Ethiopia
wzeleke@usaid.gov and caddis@usaid.gov
Phone +251-11-1306297
caddis@usaid.gov; wzeleke@usaid.gov
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