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Vanessa is responsible for promoting learning and good practice documentation among the ECHO Drought Cycle Management partners. She was previously the Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for the USAID funded consortium project: the Enhanced Livelihoods in the Mandera Triangle (ELMT/ELSE).
She has worked as a consultant on monitoring and evaluation and strategic planning including with the Kenyan Government, international organisations and NGOs, and has previously worked in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Republic of Georgia, Malawi and Brazil. She has also worked as Country Director for HelpAge International in Ethiopia. She speaks French and Portuguese.
Thirteen million people were affected by the drought in the Horn of Africa in 2010 and 2011. New approaches to drought management are needed but, as Vanessa Tilstone argues, these approaches must...
Campaigns to 'break the cycle of drought', pledges that this will be the 'last famine in Africa'; the sound bites are impressive. If only the solutions were, says Vannessa Tilstone,...
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