We work in 9 countries in Africa, empowering communities to end hunger.
Ending hunger through the Epicentre Strategy
In nine countries of Africa, our Epicentre Strategy mobilizes clusters of rural villages into “epicentres,” which band together 5,000-15,000 people to create a dynamic centre where communities are mobilized for action to meet their basic needs.
The Epicentre Strategy is an integrated approach that was created in Africa, by Africans, and over the past 20 years has mobilised 122 epicentre communities, reaching 1.6 million people in eight countries across the continent.
This strategy is designed to partner with communities over a period of about eight years after which they graduate to a phase of “sustainable self-reliance,” which means that communities have demonstrated the confidence, capacity and skills to act as agents of their own development, and The Hunger Project begins its exit strategy.
41 of our epicentre communities in Africa have declared their self-reliance. That’s over 650,000 people!
Check out satellite views of our epicentre sites in Africa. See them here:
Read more about the countries in Africa where we are empowering people to end hunger for themselves and their communities.
Photography credits: Banner image, Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal – Johannes Ode. Mozambique – Ivan Barros