Adoption date 12/10/2016

Building Resilience to Impacts of El Niño through Integrated Complementary Actions to the EU Resilience Building Programme in Ethiopia (RESET Plus)

To contribute to addressing the adverse effects of 'El Niño' on the resilience of already vulnerable regions and communities, and reduce the effects of forced displacement and irregular migration in the region.

In December 2021, this action received a €5 million top-up in support of a second phase of one its four projects, namely ''Family Planning for Resilience Building amongst youth and women in drought prone and chronically food insecure regions of Ethiopia''. The implementation period of the RESET Plus programme was also extended by 36 months.

Main objectives

To address the structural and systemic root causes of vulnerability and chronic food and nutrition insecurity of populations in most vulnerable areas. There will be a specific focus on targeting rural women and youth who are most vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity in the context of extreme weather events and climate change. Overpopulation being one of the main global factors triggering migration and food insecurity in vulnerable areas, this intervention will also work on improving the awareness of the impacts of demographic pressure and consolidated family planning practices, ensuring a proper linkage between these practices and resilience.

EUTF contribution

  • EUR 27 330 349


  • Ethiopia (Afar, Amara, Oromia, Somali, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples)


This action in numbers

490 474
2.7 Number of people reached by sensitisation campaigns on resilience-building practices and basic rights
1.1 Number of direct jobs created or supported through EUTF-funded projects
5 668
1.3 Number of people assisted to develop income generating activities (IGAs)
1.4 Number of people benefitting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development
13 372
2.2 Number of basic social services delivered
8 236
2.8 Number of staff from local authorities and basic service providers benefitting from capacity building to strengthen service delivery
5.3 Number of field studies, surveys and other research conducted
6.3 Number of entities benefitting from COVID-19 emergency response activities
4 450
6.1 Number of COVID-19 pandemic-related supplies provided and/or distributed
5.1 Number of multi-stakeholder groups and learning mechanisms formed and regularly gathering
5.2 Number of planning, monitoring, learning, data-collection and analysis systems set up, implemented and / or strengthened