THE CHRISTENSEN FUND: African Rift Valley Program

Discipline: 
Open
Region: 
Africa

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The Christensen Fund is currently reviewing their work to determine the next iteration of their grantmaking themes, priorities and strategies. This  process began at the end of 2017 and it will continue through 2018. During this review period, the Christensen Fund will not have an open call for applications for funding in 2019.

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.