LEGS Handbook launch

LEGS Handbook launch

9 February 2015. London. The LEGS Handbook 2nd edition was launched at the Overseas Development Institute. This event marked the publication of the second edition of LEGS and provides an opportunity to learn more about the LEGS approach and to discuss wider issues surrounding livelihoods-based support to livestock keepers in emergencies.

The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) provide a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises. LEGS aims to improve the quality of emergency response by increasing the appropriateness, timeliness and feasibility of livelihoods-based interventions.

​Speakers:

  • Andy Catley – Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, and Chair of LEGS Steering Group
  • Emma Jowett – Training Specialist, and member of the LEGS Training Team
  • Tim Waites – Senior Disaster, Resilience and Livelihoods Advisor, UK Department for International Development
  • Philippe Ankers – FAO Rome, and member of LEGS Steering Group
  • Chair: Wendy Fenton – Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network
The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are the international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises. The LEGS Handbook was first published in 2009 following a broad consultation process, and is structured around a set of human livelihoods objectives. LEGS is a companion standard to Sphere.

The LEGS Handbook has now been fully revised and redesigned, with updated sections on key topics including cash and voucher transfers, climate change, support to livestock in camps, gender and animal welfare.

Related:

  • There will be another event to mark the publication of the LEGS Handbook 2nd edition in Washington DC on 26th February 2015, hosted by OFDA – click here to find out more and to register to attend the event in person or to watch on-line.
  • The LEGS Project is planning an event in Nairobi on 10th March to mark the launch of the 2nd edition of the LEGS Handbook. Further details will be provided in due course.
  • Copies can be ordered direct from the publisher Practical Action Publishing.

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