Through an interactive and collaborative format, this session will explore the challenge of jumpstarting economic hubs in semi-arid/arid lands and successfully integrating a focus on small
towns into broader resilience programs. USAID's Center for Resilience will provide a broader perspective about how tackling small-scale economic transformation, even within a thin market and
geographically-remote environment, is critical to strengthening resilience and how this fits in major USAID frameworks strategies. Then, ACDI/VOCA will bring a field perspective from a major
resilience program in northern Kenya, sharing unique implementation models, learning, and progress towards building transformative capacities. This session will also dive into useful
measurement tactics for programs.
- Greg Collins, USAID's Center for Resilience
- Kavita Chambrey, ACDI/VOCA
- Tim Frankenberger, TANGO International