Welcome to the website of the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP). CELEP is an informal advocacy coalition of European organisations, groups and experts working in partnership with pastoralist organisations, groups and experts in Eastern Africa. The Members of the Coalition work together to lobby their national governments and EU bodies  to explicitly recognise and support pastoralism (and the people that practise pastoralism: pastoralists) in the drylands of Eastern Africa. On this website, you can find the latest news, documents and articles related to the activities and interests of the Coalition.


By: Ann

Reviving the Ankole Longhorns of Uganda

Ankole Longhorn cattle-keepers in Uganda were supported by the Uganda chapter of the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) and the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Development (LPP) in documenting the significance of their cattle, with a focus on their multiple uses. For this, they used an approach developed by […]

By: Ann

Edward Loure wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Edward Loure and his grassroots organisation Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT) – a partner of CELEP – have pioneered an approach that gives land titles to indigenous communities – instead of individuals – in northern Tanzania, ensuring the environmental stewardship of the pastoral land for future generations. Goldman Environmental Prize recipients focus on protecting endangered […]

By: Ann

Visit of Members of European Parliament to Kenya

CELEP was involved in organising a mission of four members of the European Parliament to Kenya on 9–11 February 2016. This was an official mission of the Development Committee (DEVE), which put the focus on Water, Food Security, Education, Governance, Peace and Conflict resolution. The members of the delegation were: Linda McAvan, DEVE Chair; Enrico […]

By: Ann

Camel milk, capital and gender in Kenya

At the 2011 Camel Conference held by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, to examine, document and celebrate camel cultures from around the world, the paper “Camel milk, capital and gender: the changing dynamics of pastoralist dairy markets in Kenya” was presented. Camel milk used to be a food produced […]

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Rangeland resource conflict in northern Kenya & southern Ethiopia

Household-level surveys revealed that conflict over land and water among pastoralists in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia is relatively rare, according to the study Resource conflict in the rangeland: evidence from northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia (Research Brief 04-08-PARIMA 2004, 4pp) by PARIMA (Pastoral Risk Management). Resource conflict in this region appears to be associated […]

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