The ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and several other partners, invite you to the inception meeting on a new project “Enhancing Market response to resilience in livestock value chain in Eastern Africa (CLI-MARK)” taking place from 17th-18th May 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya. This project aims to catalyse market response to resilience through mechanisms such as blended weather information system, livestock insurance, livestock trade and enterprises for women and youth in order to increase the adaptive capacity of livestock farmers, especially women and youth to climate change.
CLIMARK inception meeting in Nairobi
The Project will be implemented in pastoral areas of Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. These areas share socio- economic characteristics, in that it is majorly occupied by the Cushitic pastoralists of Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The two regions are connected by an intentional border linking Kenya and Ethiopia, one of the major livestock trade routes between the two countries. The population living in this zone are among the poorest in the respective countries and worst affected by droughts
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction has over 95 years of experience in empowering communities to overcome poverty. IIRR offers education and capacity building so that community members and their local organisations can enact changes relevant to them. Our core tenet at IIRR is to develop sustainable and effective solutions to poverty reduction by working with and learning from local communities. We believe in “outsiders can help, but insiders must do the job”. IIRR is a United States-based 501(c) (3) private voluntary organisation with a small office in New York City, but we operate our headquarters from the global south, the Philippines. These are the deliberate choices we made to be closer to the people we work with and which make our work relevant and cost effective. Main areas of impact are Education for Marginalized Communities; Food Security and Resilient Livelihoods; Community Driven and Managed Disaster Risk Reduction and; Building Collaborative Leadership through Global Learning and Sharing.
APA Insurance (Kenya and Uganda), underwrites General Insurance risks such as Fire, Marine, Aviation, Personal Accident, Motor, Liability, Agriculture, Property, and Micro Insurance. We also underwrite Health Insurance i.e. Corporate, Individual & Family Health Insurance. APA Insurance was formed in 2003 after the merger of the general businesses of Apollo Insurance Company and Pan Africa General Insurance. With a combined experience of over 100 years (Pan Africa General – 1946 and Apollo 1977), APA has become the largest insurance firm in Kenya and the most innovative in product offering. Our wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Investments (which includes APA Insurance Kenya, APA Life, Apollo Asset Management and Gordon Court). We commenced operations in early 2009 and have emerged as the fastest growing General Insurance company in Uganda with 2014 Gross written premium exceeding Ushs 13 billion. The market share and ranking has improved and it has been recognised for its Best Claim Service by the Insurance Industry in Uganda . We believe in providing affordable, expert and professional risk solutions to all its clients. Our products provide you with the peace of mind that helps both businesses and individuals to return to the same standing, following a loss or other unfortunate event. This is achieved through our tailor-made solutions, which are crafted in consultation with our clients whose needs are incorporated in the cover.
Oromia Insurance company S.C (OIC) is a fast growing insurance company and currently, it has 29 branches and 7 contact offices in different part of the country, through which it carries out Non-Life, Life and Micro insurance which is the first of its kind. OIC is an innovative company that transacts all classes of insurance under one roof.