Pastoralism – where does it go in an ever changing context?

Pastoralism – where does it go in an ever changing context?

14 November 2013. Brussels, Belgium. be-troplive organised a Symposium on «  Pastoralism – where does it go in an ever changing context? »

The whole day focused around four topics.

  1. Interaction People, 
  2. Culture and Nature, 
  3. Socio-economics, 
  4. Politics and Climate Change aspects.

See: The programme 

Background: Be-troplive is an informal and multidisciplinary platform, which is open to institutional or individual members involved in tropical animal health and production activities. Members are: Belgian academic institutions and research institutes; Belgian development organisations, NGO’s and study bureau’s, elgian government and parastatal services involved in development in general, and tropical animal health and production in particular; Individuals involved in tropical animal health and production activities, having worked for a project or organisation with a clear link to Belgium.

Hereunder is the presentation made by Peter Ken Otieno, Programmes Coordinator of RECONCILE.

RECONCILE has received funding from Cordaid to support a one year consultation with for pastoral civil society and other stakeholders in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia on how to improve lobby and advocacy on pastoralism in Eastern Africa.

The consultations will explor the need for Pastoralist Lobby Framework for Eastern Africa, the nature of that framework and how it would link up with, build on and add value to existing initiatives on pastoralism and policy in the region.

The idea is to collaboratively reflect on how to put in place a sustainable and effective framework for direct engagement with government and other actors to ensure national and regional policies supportive of pastoral livelihoods are adopted and implemented in Eastern Africa. The reflections shall be informed by experiences in the region about policy influencing by and for pastoralists, in terms of what has worked and what has not worked, strengths and weaknesses of past approaches, to generate good practice.

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