THE CHRISTENSEN FUND: African Rift Valley Program

Deadline: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 00:00
Discipline: 
Open
Region: 
Africa

THIS IS AN INTERNAL DEADLINE ONLY. THE 2017 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. THE LAST DEADLINE WAS ON 08/31/2017. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.

The African Rift Valley Program supports Indigenous and local community and civil society organizations and their collaborative efforts with regional, national and international allies to strengthen livelihoods and landscape-level sustainability. The program focusses on two key landscapes:

  • Desert Mosaic of Northern Kenya:  Home to dozens of pastoralist tribes as well as fisher and hunter-gatherer peoples who have stewarded the natural resources of this arid environment for generations.
  • Southern Lowlands and Southwestern Highlands of Ethiopia:  Diverse cattle, goat and sheep pastoralism thrives in the lowlands while some of the world’s oldest farming landscapes are sustained in the highlands.