Karamoja is a region in transition socially, ecologically, and economically. Recent peace and security have brought new economic opportunities, market development, and possibilities for forging more equitable gender roles. However, the decline of highly adaptive pastoral livelihoods and frequent shocks and stresses from a variety of sources are challenging resilience in the region.
Mercy Corps and its partners are refining a vision and theory of change for an Empowered Karamoja—resilient to shocks and stresses—where all Karamojongs can benefit from these new opportunities.
This Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS), conducted from February-April 2016, allowed Mercy Corps and its partners to deepen their understanding of vulnerability and resilience in Karamoja and identify a set of resilience capacities. These capacities will serve as the foundation for the development of integrated programming around this vision and theory of change for an Empowered Karamoja.