Eric Mwaura

Programme Manager, IIRR

Programme Manager, IIRR

Eric Mwaura

Biography

Eric Mwaura is Programme Manager, Food Security and Resilient livelihoods, at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and supports the CTA Climark project in Eastern Africa. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in implementing and managing community development projects on food and livelihoods security in Eastern Africa.

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The Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) programme was first launched in 2010, to help pastoralists deal with the effects of the severe droughts that are becoming increasingly frequent in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya and Ethiopia. The most recent figures show that some 15,000 livestock owners in the two countries have now purchased the product. Perhaps surprisingly, 45% of them are women.

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